A Los Angeles area man who discovered about 50,000 bees were living in his walls shared video online of how the insects were removed from his home.
“I looked out my window and one day I noticed a bunch of bees flying around,” Larry Chen said in the video he posted to YouTube.
Chen said he called in an expert, Mike “The Bee Guy,” who determined the bees had been living in the walls of Chen’s home for 6 to 8 months.
The video shows how Mike used smoke to draw out the insects and then collected them with a vacuum.
Mike removes pieces of the hive from Chen’s walls, explaining along the way how the hatching of new queens would cause the old queen to leave with about half the hive to find a new home.
“The Bee Guy” took care to make sure the bees didn’t die from suffocation or heat while being removed.
Chen said about 95 percent of the approximately 50,000 bees removed from his home were saved and transported to a bee farm.