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By GRACE MISEROCCHI

Brentwood Home Page Intern

Several weeks ago, Brentwood Home Page answered a What’s Up with That question about the orange fencing and honeybees in Crockett Park. We decided it was time to check back with the city to see how the trapping process was going. Turns out everything’s buzzing along quite well.

By GRACE MISEROCCHI

Brentwood Home Page Intern

Several weeks ago, Brentwood Home Page answered a What’s Up with That question about the orange fencing and honeybees in Crockett Park. We decided it was time to check back with the city’s parks department to see how the trapping process was going.

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WHAT’S UP WITH THAT: Bees in Crockett Park

Turns out everything’s buzzing along quite well.

“The beekeeper has taken five trays of bees so far and is waiting for the queen,” said assistant parks and recreation director Erin Kiney. She said all of the bees should be out of the hive, located in a tree near the bike trail and Multi-Purpose Field 6, in the next two to three weeks.

The queen bee will be the last to leave, Kiney said, and once she does, the hole in the tree will be cemented in to prevent more bees from settling there.

The process used to remove the bees is called trapping-out.  The beekeeper has made it so when the bees fly out of the hive they cannot re-enter; instead they are then lured to a trap. The trap, once full of bees, is then relocated.

The bees pose no threat to park goers, assured Kiney. “I do not know of one person who has been stung.”

A protective orange fence remains around the tree to protect it and a box attached to the tree to aid in the trapping-out procedure.

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