VEGA Americas safely transplants honeybees to new home
When VEGA Americas discovered an estimated 20,000 honeybees on its campus in Mid-August, the maintenance team knew they had to find a new, better home for the bees.
The bees had taken up residence in an exterior wall of the Manufacturing Building, producing honey when they were discovered.
VEGA is a worldwide organization dedicated to environmental stewardship and sustainability, and the tiny honey bee plays a big role in the vitality of our planet.
Bill Jones of Loveland Honey and On the Level Contracting removed the bees safely and non-intrusively by drilling holes into the wall and extracting the bees through the holes and into a box for transportation.
The bees were taken to an 80-acre farm in Owensville, Ohio where they’ll have a new, fully functioning hive in two to three weeks.