JUPITER, Fla. - When kids leave Independence Middle School in Jupiter each day, there's a crossing guard to help them avoid the potential dangers from cars. But up until now, no one has been looking up to see another potential hazard.
Many kids buzz by along Greenway Drive at dismissal time, unaware of what's up in two of the oak trees lining the street.
When we point it out to the kids leaving Monday afternoon, we get a lot of "oohs" and "aahs" and "that's a lot of bees."
There were three hives in one tree and a fourth in a second tree.
Mindy Mcintyre lives across from the school and saw the hive for herself for the first time yesterday.
"One of my neighbors put a Facebook picture on of it so I came down to take a look," said McIntyre.
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Her husband grabbed his camera and took some close-up shots, including one where he might have found the queen.
By late in the afternoon, a crew with the town's public works department came out to take a look.
A bee removal service was called in and by dinner time, the bees were history.
The man in charge of the bee removal said it's uncommon to see three hives in one tree. That usually means there's a queen in the center of each hive. He added the largest of the hives removed probably took anywhere from three to five months to build.
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