David Glover, aka the Bartlett Bee Whisperer, is a professional honeybee rescuer serving western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi. After rescuing bees from a residence or business, David relocates them into empty hive boxes of local beekeepers who have suffered colony losses.
“Because I remove honeybees from homes, I feel that I am saving our supper every time I rescue a hive from a home,” David says. “The homeowners’ options, when they find a swarm in their house, are to call a pest control company and kill the bees, try to kill them with wasp sprays, or to call a beekeeper. Call a beekeeper, please.”
Every so often, David receives a call from a concerned homeowner whose bee problem seems daunting, even to him — like when the bees are located too high or behind a solid brick wall. The case below dealt with the latter. Removing bricks can pose a variety of issues, liked chipped mortar and/or damaged combs.
As much as David dreaded removing the bricks from the home below, he marveled at the the final view of the massive hive hidden behind the brick walls…