Australian beekeeper extracts 50kg trove of honey in ceiling
Australian beekeeper Paul Wood has removed a treasure trove of honeycombs in the form of a massive beehive hidden in a woman’s home in suburban Brisbane, Australia.
Wood, owner of Brisbane Backyard Bees, removed the 50kg of honeycomb, including the 60 000 bee population of the 10-month-old hive on 17 August this year at the behest of the house’s owner and transplanted them into what he refers to as a “free range hive” in his backyard.
His video of his removal of the massive hive and its succulent honeycombs from the structure’s ceiling went viral on social media.
“The owner wasn’t disturbed by them at all, she was very comfortable with the bees in her house, but she realized they probably should be moved,” said Wood.
Wood and his colleague gently vacuumed the bees into a special box for transportation and removed the honeycombs, straining the honey into jars.
Wood said the bees will remain in a temporary hive in his backyard before they are eventually sent to beekeeping enthusiasts in Brisbane.