Silver Lake residents and urban beekeepers Russell Bates and Amy Seidenwurm returned home last Sunday after meeting with fellow fans of beekeeping and were shocked to discover that two giant eucalyptus tree had collapsed across their backyard, with one of them landing on top of their bee hive. The bees, Bates writes on the Backwards Beekeeper blog, were “pissed off”:
So, Bates and Seidenwurm (the same couple of Hello! bear mural fame) made a beekeeper 911 call to bee expert Kirk Anderson to assess the damage and organize a rescue. The trio carefully used kite string to reattach the honeycombs to the bee hive frames. They plugged the entrance to the hive and moved it to one side of the couple’s hillside lot until work crews chop up and clear out the fallen trees.
Photo from the Backwards Beekeeper