Oh, Bee Hive Baby!

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Saturday began as normal until I went to make some coffee. I thought the landscapers were already at work since several days of rain kept them from their usual schedule. I didn't see them but it sounded like their equipment was right outside the kitchen window. Scanning the area there was no sign of them. The droning noise of a mower, blower or weed whacker was close, however, its source remained unseen.

The honey bees were everywhere once I took a look into the tree. I had only seen a hive like this on TV before and it was fascinating to watch them work. Then the mind wandered and I thought are these Africanized bees nesting in our yard? The nest was the right size, their activity extreme and its location in the open is their calling card. A quick call to an HOA Board Member got the ball rolling. 


In less than an hour a beekeeper was there and verified they were honey bees to my relief. Amazingly the whole nest's shape was derived from bees and when he removed them with a quick shake they tumbled into their new hive virtually without a fight. Sure they weren't happy but no one was stung and within about 4 or 5 hours they were settled down and spent the night in their new digs. 


In a few weeks we're expecting some Natural Raw Mango honey from our rescued friends. Orange Blossom honey is what we're famous for although I was just ecstatic to see a thriving hive survive and a quick response team that seemed to thrive on getting these little guys back to doing what they do best.


The unique BUZZ I heard won't Bee forgotten!

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Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Kevin J. May WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 03, 2018 03:54 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It is pretty amazing how the bees can be easily transferred from one place to another.  A

Jun 03, 2018 03:55 PM #2
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That's really cool Kevin J. May . Thanks for sharing a fascinating story. Glad they were honey bees.

Jun 03, 2018 05:51 PM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good that you called in  a profesional.  We need the bees and we are killing them off fast

Jun 03, 2018 08:40 PM #4
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Wow Kevin, that was a close call but fabulous to observe!  To the wonderful honey!

Jun 04, 2018 06:13 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Good to hear that they were indeed honey bees and the honey you speak of sounds delicious!

Jun 04, 2018 06:47 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kevin. What a story this is. Hard to believe that the association was able to get someone on this sooooo quickly.

Jun 04, 2018 08:12 AM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kevin- fascinating story!!! So are the bees in their new hive on your property??? And this is a post that Liz and Bill Spear will be interested in!!!

Jun 04, 2018 08:45 AM #8
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

The perfect time to catch them.    They're actually fairly docile at that point.  We've caught a couple of swarms like this and installed them in our backyard hives (we have some acreage and LOTS of flowers for them to enjoy).  We just harvested our first honey within the last week.  Just a bit over 2 gallons of raw honey :)  Bill

Jun 04, 2018 09:00 AM #9
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