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UNT Bees to Be Relocated



    UNT Bees to Be Relocated
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    Bees like these will be moved from UNT to a North Texas farm.

    The University of North Texas has a new plan for two bee colonies calling the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building home, and it doesn't include killing the bees.

    There was quite a buzz on the campus of the UNT and beyond when it was announced in March that two colonies of bees would be exterminated because some of the bees have started to become aggressive.

    The next day UNT put the brakes on the plan in order to look for a better option.That better option is relocation according to NTDaily.com.

    Little Giant Beekeepers, a bee removal company out of Dallas, will use vacuums to collect the bees, then they'll be moved to a North Texas farm.

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    Lynda Hutson of the university's facilities and construction department told the NTDaily.com she filed the paperwork to spend more than $5,000 to open the RTFP Building walls, so that beekeepers could gain access to the 3-inch void in the wall that contains the bees, honeycombs and eggs.

    Hutson isn't sure how many bees are in the wall, but estimates are between 10,000 and 2 million.

    Little Giant Beekeepers told NTDaily it could take months to remove all of the bees.

    More: NTDaily.com, LIttle Giant Beekeepers