UNT Bees Moving This Weekend

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Friday, May 20, 2011  |  Updated 10:48 PM CDT
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UNT Bees Need to Go

The University of North Texas has been home to some enormous bees hives for more than 18 years, and now school leaders say it's time to get rid of the bees.
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The two bee colonies that have called the University of North Texas Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building home for years will move to their new home beginning Saturday.

One of the two colonies has become aggressive and posed concerns for students and faculty walking near the building.

You may recall in March the university said the bees would be exterminated, then the university said it would look for a better less lethal option -- enter Little Giant Beekeepers.

The bee removal company out of Dallas, will use vacuums to collect the bees, then they'll be moved to a North Texas farm. The work, which includes opening up the RTFP Building's walls so that beekeeprs can access the 30-inch void housing the bees, honeycombs and eggs is expected to take a couple of days.

It's difficult to know how many bees are in the wall, but UNT estimates are between 10,000 and 2 million.

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