School on the College of Richmond are being credited for rescuing practically 70,000 bees after a twister on Monday took down a tree close to the varsity’s campus.
College services, who had been referred to as to take away the tree, discovered an uncommon shock upon arrival: 1000’s of bees had been swarming the world. The tree, which had “rotted within the center,” was “filled with bees. Numerous bees,” Karla Connelly, an administrative assistant in services, stated this week in a media launch.
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That’s when Kirstin Berben, a campus beekeeper and laboratories supervisor within the college’s biology division, was referred to as to the scene. Berben stated within the launch the state of affairs was a “catastrophic state of affairs for the bee colony inside.” She estimated 70,000 bees had been residing contained in the tree based mostly on the quantity of honeycomb.
Then, Berben and David Rodriquez, an electrician on the college, together with Karen Williams, a panorama supervisor, “suited up and started working.”
The trio then “began choosing up the comb and transferring clusters of bees into a big storage bin,” Berben stated, including there was a big cluster of comb which doubtless included the queen.
“So we targeted on that,” she added.
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Berben then took the bees to her dwelling, the place she has beehives. She famous within the launch she took the bees off campus to stop the colony from making an attempt to return to its authentic location.
The bees rescued on Monday could also be relocated once more to the hives Berben manages on campus, she stated. Berben famous, nonetheless, they might doubtless stay at her dwelling till the spring.