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Home Wall Art Video shows removal of 6,000 bees from Omaha home

Video shows removal of 6,000 bees from Omaha home

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When Thomas and Marill Gutierre found about 30 bees in one of their bedrooms in May, the couple suspected that there were more bees.

“When you turn your ears to the wall, you hear a humming noise,” Thomas Gutierre told Omaha World-Herald.

The couple eventually discovered that about 6,000 bees had moved to Omaha’s 100-year-old home.

Initially, Gutierre intended to call an exterminator, but then they wondered how important bees were to the ecosystem, Gutierre told World Herald. So they called the beekeepers Ryan Gilligan and Larry Kotor. Both are members of the Omaha Bee Club and will use a vacuum to gently extract insects.

The Trials of Gouttierres became the headline of the month as the art of bee removal is gaining more and more attention, thanks to all genres of fascinating TikTok videos and perhaps humanity’s long-standing fascination with bees. .. Last year, a Florida couple took 80,000 bees out of their homes after they began to notice insects popping out of the shower. According to the Washington Post, the bees produced about 100 pounds of honey during the years they lived at home.

A couple in Florida saw bees coming out of the shower. There was a huge beehive of 80,000 on the wall.

Gilligan told the post that the 6,000 bees he found on the wall of Gutierrez didn’t have time to produce that much honey. The bees probably only lived at home for about a week and a half.

“It was just a small piece [honey]They didn’t have time to build much yet, so combs, “Gilligan told the post.

Gilligan said he and another beekeeper visited Gutierrez’s house in mid-May. When he used a thermal image camera to search for a winged intruder with high thermal characteristics, Gilligan found a large red and orange heat mass on the floor of Gutierrez. This means that there are a lot of bees. On a second examination a few days later, the large heat mass was no longer on the floor. It was on the wall of Gutierrez.

“They must have been trying to scout the place to actually build the hive,” Gilligan said.

So Gilligan and Kotor used an electric multi-tool to cut through a concrete plastered wall. Behind the wall, they found three bee-covered combs and began vacuuming. The bees were aspirated through nozzles and tubes and placed in a collection box large enough to accommodate approximately 20,000 bees.

According to Gilligan, the vacuum is set so that only a handful of bees die during this process. “When we do these projects, I try to save all the bees,” he said.

Gilligan, a daytime postman, started beekeeping about six years ago. He has 43 hives, but the bees in the Gouttierres house have not been added to the collection. They were taken to the land of Kotor, where they lived happily, Gilligan told the post.

They probably arrived at Gutierrez’s house through a hole in the brick facade of the house.

“In the long run, I think we’ve become more and more valued by the bees,” Thomas Gutierre told World Herald. eat. “

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The job at Gouttierres was one of Gilligan’s three home moves this year, which was by far the smallest. Three days ago, he removed about 12,000 to 15,000 bees from his home and 24,000 from another dwelling on Sunday. Gilligan hasn’t joined TikTok yet, but shares bee extermination on the YouTube channel.

According to Gilligan, bees usually flock, or breed, when looking for a new home that can be safely bred in the spring. Sometimes they find hollow trees, he said. You may also find old homes with easy access points and no insulation. This provides a “perfect cavity” for calming down.

“The bees needed a house to live in,” Gilligan said of Gutierrez’s house. “And they found it.”

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