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More Than 35,000 Bees Removed From Rhode Island Landmark



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    More than 35,000 bees have been removed from the ceiling of a Rhode Island landmark.

    WJAR-TV reports the people at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol recently noticed a swarm of bees inside the attic of the Governor Bradford House and called for help.

    Beekeeper Jon Nelson used a homemade bee vacuum to remove the bees without killing them. The bees were fed through the vacuum and into a box.

    Nelson says that most honeybees are in danger because people kill them to harvest their honey for sale.

    Mount Hope Farm executive director Jennifer Bristol says that they wanted the bees removed in a humane way in an effort to protect them.

    The bees will be used to produce honey and boost existing hives. 

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