April 9, 2012
Workers restoring an 18th century home in southwestern Virginia had to call in a specialist to remove the current residents — a swarm of honeybees and their hive.
The Robert Preston home was built in the late 1700s and is the oldest frame house in Washington County. The Bristol Historical Association is turning the house into a heritage center where people can learn about early pioneers to the area.
On Saturday, beekeeper Jack Tate cut a hole in the home's ceiling and removed about 2,000 honeybees. He also scraped out the honey and wax that has been building up over an estimated 30 years.
The bees will have a new home with Tate.
Jan Rainero with the historical association tells The Bristol Herald Courier that bees were removed once before, but they came back.
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