Crews work to save bees left homeless by storm

Posted at 12:47 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 14:47:29-04

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    BELLEVUE, Neb. (KPTM) — Thousands of people lost power in Omaha during Sunday’s snowstorm, but while many were waiting for the lights to turn back on, even more bees had their homes destroyed.

Crews went out Monday to try to fix that.

In just a single downed tree, workers with Frank’s Tree Service found about 15,000 bees.

Workers decided to jump into action to help. They took the bees to the Omaha Bee Club to help give them a chance at life.

“They would have died. Definitely would have died. Like I said rodents would have gotten in there ate the honey and they would have been dead. So it’s very important we got there before that happened,” said Lynn Danzer, president of the Bee Club.

She says if the bees can survive in the tree limb during winter, they’ll take them out and put them in a hive like the rest of the bees.

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