JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hanging 30 feet in the air in Sara Hatt's backyard is a bee hive, bigger than a basketball.
"A residential neighborhood, a backyard is no place to have a wild bee colony," said Richard Martyniak. ""No reason to leave this here."
When the city refused to remove it, Hatt called On Your Side and was put in touch with All Florida Bee removal.com and Martyniak, an entomologist and stinging insect expert. Today, he arrived to remove the bees from Hatt's home.
A lab will have to confirm that this hive was built by aggressive African bees, but it had all of the characteristics, said Martyniak.
"African bees tend to build these external nests more frequently than European bees." he said.