SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Saginaw family is being besieged by tens of thousands of bees living in a maple tree at their home.
Toby Sewell, owner of J&T Beekeepers, tells The Saginaw News that he estimates 60,000 to 70,000 bees were living in the tree.
Crystal Parker says the bees swarmed Sunday above her home. “Saying there were a lot of bees would be an understatement,” she says.
Sewell says he’s dealt with past problems with big bee colonies and says he’s got a plan to get the bees out of the neighborhood about 85 miles northwest of Detroit. He’ll build a beehive replica, seal off all but one entrance to the inside of the tree and lure bees into the replica.
He says the bees will be moved to another location.
Information from: The Saginaw News