This weekend students of the Round Rock Honey Beekeeping Class removed a very large colony of bees from the ceiling of a home in south Austin. Bee Removal is one of the major topics covered in the class; it teaches beekeepers how to find and secure free bees, and provides a valuable service to area homeowners who find themselves suddenly overrun with bees.
This bee removal was very difficult due to the size of the hive, and because the bees were extraordinarily aggressive. Thanks to KEYE-TV, News8Austin, and the Austin American-Statesman, you can see for yourself what it was like. Pictures and video links are here:
Even though this was a truly difficult bee removal, eventually all bees were captured, put into hive boxes, and placed in a bee yard in West Round Rock.