40,000 bees were removed from a San Antonio church's bell tower, eventually they'll have a new home at a remote location.
Workers removed a large high-hanging beehive from a bell tower at a Catholic church in San Antonio Monday.
The colony of honeybees has been living at the top of a 50-year-old church during the summer months problem-free, but every time the church bell rang, it sent the bees buzzing around the neighborhood.
A church official decided not to take any chances since children were returning to school, and called for help.
Since the honeybee population is dwindling nationwide, a decision was made to relocate the beehive.
Workers from the Central Texas Bee Rescue collected the bees using a special vacuum and transported them to their facility.
Eventually they will be taken to a remote location.