When he put the object on the table it finally became clear what was going on. A bee colony had settled under the woman’s bed. They crawled into the foundation and the floor of the house through a narrow entrance. Because bees are protected animals, it was very important that the bees survived this rescue. Horchoff realized that saving these bees was also the perfect way to get free honey bees.
“The transition to a hive is very stressful for the bees,” Horchoff said. “But if they have their queen there, the transition is much easier.” After he cut the beehive into pieces and placed it safely in a box on the beekeeper’s premises, Horchoff released the queen, who quickly crawled to the center of the hive surrounded by her workers. Curious what that looked like? Check the video below!
At this time of the year, bees often look as if they are dying, but they are far from it. Bees can get tired and they simply do not have enough energy to return to the hive, which can often lead to them being swept away, according to the Facebook message. If you find a tired bee at home, a simple solution of sugar and water can help the exhausted creature. Simply mix two tablespoons of white granulated sugar with a tablespoon of water and place the mix in the garden. There is even a new hashtag #savethebees! Do you want to know what else you can do to save the bees?