Friday, February 10, 2012

We rescue a Port St. Lucie Family from Africanized Honey Bees

Our expert South Florida team, Alpine Farms, headed by Ronnie Sharpton, comes to the rescue of a family, unemployed and facing imminent danger from an Africanized Honey Bee nest on their house.

The local CBS affiliate covered this removal:

Click to view the Bee Removal Video

"PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Thousands of bees made their home on the outside of a Port St. Lucie house. But the residents of that home are struggling financially and could not pay to get the problem solved, until they called CBS 12.
Alpine Farms, an extermination company based in Palm City, saw our report on the bee invasion at the Gonzalez home. They offered to remove the hives free of charge.
EARLIER: Unwanted guests: Bees invade Port St. Lucie home
Alpine Farms owner, Ronnie Sharpton, says the hive is difficult to get to because it's over a screened-in back porch that doesn't have a sturdy roof. He also says there is a 90 percent chance the bees are the aggressive africanized bees.
He estimates it took 40,000 bees six months to build the 60 pound hive.
"They are a lot more aggressive and in this case, they're more prone to nest on the outside," said Sharpton."
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