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Technicians Find Large Swarm of Bees When They Arrive for Work

Technicians at J & L Complete Automotive Repair in Modesto, CA, arrived at work recently and found a swarm of 30,000 to 40,000 bees that had moved into one of the potted trees outside the shop's entrance.

Technicians at J & L Complete Automotive Repair in Modesto, CA, arrived at work recently and found a swarm of 30,000 to 40,000 bees that had moved into one of the potted trees outside the shop’s entrance.

Below is the article as it appeared on The Modesto Bee website.

Modesto Auto Repair Shop All Abuzz with Bees

Modesto Bee - (JOAN BARNETT LEE/jlee@modbee.com) Employees of J & L Complete Automotive Repair returned to work Monday to see this bee swarm in a bush near the entrance to the shop. Ted Donham (not pictured) from Donham Bee Farm removed the hive later in the day.April 9, 2012

The employees of J & L Complete Automotive Repair in Modesto came back to work Monday abuzz about a new development.

A swarm of some 30,000 to 40,000 bees had made a home in one of the small potted trees outside the shop’s entrance over Easter weekend.

Sparky VanOstrand, the company’s president, said he was worried for the safety of his employees and customers. But instead of calling an exterminator to get rid of the swarm, he called a beekeeper.

To read the entire article on The Modesto Bee website, click HERE.

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