JUST IN: Why a Florida community is relocating 50,000 bees


A Florida community is creating quite the buzz as it figures out how to transport 50,000 bees. 

Downtown Pensacola needed a solution for a hive sitting outside of offices, so the property manger decided to move the bees instead of killing them, according to the Pensacola News-Journal

>> Florida man tries to kiss snake, gets bit on the tongue 

The declining bee population is seen by many as a serious environmental issue, since bees are a vital part of pollination.

The process to drive the insects out of one hive into a transportable one and could take more than 6 weeks, according to the Pensacola News-Journal. 

The bees will be relocated to “outlying apiaries in the region,” the Pensacola News-Journal reported.

Read more the Pensacola News-Journal

>> Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Library Life
Library Life

Were you hoping to check in with your Facebook friends last week, or longing to upload fallen tree pictures to Instagram? Hurricane Irma forced many of us to disconnect from our devices in the days after the storm. But a safe haven was offered to hurricane-weary residents by the Palm Beach County Library System, which opened its doors on Sept. 14,...
Library life
Library life

Were you hoping to check in with your Facebook friends last week, or longing to upload fallen tree pictures to Instagram? Hurricane Irma forced many of us to disconnect from our devices in the days after the storm. But a safe haven was offered to hurricane-weary residents by the Palm Beach County Library System, which opened its doors on Sept. 14,...
North blotter: Guest sheltering from storm pummels his host, damages car with ax
North blotter: Guest sheltering from storm pummels his host, damages car with ax

PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT A man sheltering from the hurricane at a home in the 900 block of Southwest Connecticut Terrace attacked his host on the third day of his stay. Accusing his host of stealing his drugs, the man jumped on him as he was lying in bed and began pummeling him. The man then found an axe nearby and began swinging it...
Wonderful chest likely from 1880s Britain
Wonderful chest likely from 1880s Britain

Dear Helaine and Joe: I inherited this chest, which appears to be cedar lined. It is 26 inches high, 52 inches long and 28 inches deep. I am considering selling it and would like to know how much I should ask. But I might also keep it and would like to know the insurance value. Thank you, C. C. Dear C. C.: We thought we would discuss the wonderful...
Palm Beach County Food Bank: Because no one should go hungry
Palm Beach County Food Bank: Because no one should go hungry

What Does the Food Bank do? The Palm County Food Bank annually provides more than 5 million pounds of food that is distributed to more than 100,000 individuals each month from Tequesta to Boca Raton and west to Belle Glade and Pahokee. How does your agency benefit the community? One in six residents in Palm Beach County do not know where their next...
More Stories