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Buzz off: Pa. honeybee colony getting new home


March 01. 2013 2:06PM
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DURYEA — It’s moving day for a colony of troublesome northeastern Pennsylvania honeybees.


The queen and thousands of her loyal subjects had taken over an old tree along a back alley of Duryea. They were such a nuisance that neighbors say they couldn’t stand to be outside in the summertime.


Years ago, an annoyed human might’ve eliminated the problem with a can of insecticide.


But with a mysterious affliction called colony collapse disorder decimating hives, Duryea’s streets supervisor got a bee in his bonnet to save the colony.


So Friday, an electric utility, a bee expert and a tree-trimming crew carefully removed the 60-foot tree and loaded the section with the hive in it onto a truck, where it’ll be taken to a more suitable location.




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