Thousands of bees nest in Scripps Ranch man's backyard
At least 10,000 bees found in irrigation box
Last Updated: 99 days ago
SAN DIEGO - The sight or sound of buzzing bees is not something Greg McSparran takes lightly.
"I'm highly allergic," the Scripps Ranch homeowner said. When he came home the other night, he heard that sound coming from his backyard.
"It was creepy, plus the screen door to the patio was open to let the dog in and out," he said.
That is when McSparran called a bee removal service.
"That's where the photos came from," he said.
The specialist estimated there were at least 10,000 bees in McSparran's backyard irrigation box. Most were the Africanized bee, which the specialist said can be very aggressive.
They normally swarm in April or May, but this time, they apparently followed the queen bee into the box. They got in through the hole on the top.
With the bees gone, the hole has now been sealed, but McSparran still checks the backyard before he ventures out.
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