That buzzing may not be a faulty air-con

That buzzing may not be a faulty air-con

SINGAPORE - More bees had been buzzing around Mr Gabriel Wong's home recently, but he was unfazed until his wife stepped on one in their home on Tuesday.

The incident prompted the F&B manager to investigate and he found a large beehive within the walls of his home, Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday.

Armed with a camera with a powerful zoom lens, Mr Wong, 46, traced the bees to the air-conditioner vents outside his block of flats in Redhill.

To his surprise, the bees were flying into his air-con unit on the eighth floor - and not coming out.

He called pest control, which used pesticide and chemicals to kill the bees.

What they did not expect was the size of the swarm.

The next day, when they prised open the air-con compressor, they found a mound of dead bees and seven large honeycombs behind a wooden panel that was very near to Mr Wong's daughter's bed.

He told Wanbao that he had tried to save the bees, asking two pest control companies whether it was possible to move the hive. Both companies advised him to exterminate the bees.

Mr Wong also wrote to Stomp about the incident: "After the February drought, the rain came in March.

"All of a sudden, there is a sudden abundance of flowers blooming everywhere in our neighbourhood and the bees found themselves surrounded with a great surplus of food supply.

"Now the little honey bees are looking for new nesting grounds to store their precious honey and to raise their young.

"If you have a clean condenser with neat, organised wiring, that may just be an ideal place for these lovely bees."

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