Huge bee hive near bus stop removed

Posted at 10:51 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 22:56:48-04

After Fox 4 aired the Extanus family's bee problem last night, Keith Councell worried about the safety of family and the kids at the nearby bus stop.

He made a house call.

The bees buzzing in this Lehigh neighborhood.. but they will soon be swarming elsewhere.

Four in Your Corner was there when local bee keeper Keith Councell moved the hive for free.

Councell estimates the hive to have about 50,000-60,000 bees.

He's been removing bee hives for over thirty years and knew he had to snag the queen bee first.

"That's the mother to her every single bee you see up there and she is a rather large queen," said Councell.\

Tara Exantus recording it from a safe distance so she can share it with her son when he gets home from school.

Keith not only providing this removal for free, but he or rather the bees. Hooking the family up with some fresh honey.

For Tara and her husband the feeling of relief might be sweeter than honey.

"Very happy now, hopefully that the bees will be gone and the kids will be safe," said Extanus

But Keith has some tips if you are being bugged by a similar problem.

"If you see bees, don't try and spray them with anything," said Councell. "All the sprays and the other chemicals out there make it worse to get rid of," he added.

But for those of you out there who think you can do this yourself?

Keith says to just be yourself and pick up the phone to call a pro out there.

"Don't try this yourself. I make things look a little easier than they really are," said Councell.

The bees will have their new home at Councell Farms where they will help pollinate tasty veggies.