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Removing bee hives on Marco Island

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- Bees reestablish themselves inside a bee box after being removed from a water meter box by David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

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David Albers/Staff - Bees reestablish themselves inside a bee box after being removed from a water meter box by David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

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- David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, separates honey combs from a honey bee hive he pulled from a water meter box at a home on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- After discovering the hive's queen bee, David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, clips her wings to prepare to transfer her and her worker bees to a bee box to remove them from a water meter box on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- After discovering the hive's queen bee, David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, clips her wings to prepare to transfer her and her worker bees to a bee box to remove them from a water meter box on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, finishes with a pair of gloves used to clean a rotten section of honey comb from a honey bee hive inside water meter box on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, pulls a honey bee hive from a water meter box at a home on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, prepares a bee box to transfer a honey bee hive from a water meter box at a home on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- After smoking out the area to pacify the hive, David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, pulls a bee hive from a water meter box at a home on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, prepares to transfer honey combs from a bee hive established in a water meter box into a bee box at a home on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service,  uses smoke to pacify a bee hive located in a water meter box inside a hedge bush on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- Bees reestablish themselves inside a bee box after being removed from a water meter box by David Johnson, of Johnson Honey Farms and Bee Removal Service, on Antigua Court on Marco Island on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.
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- A hive of bees works to reestablish itself inside a water meter box after being discovered and exposed by a homeowner on Antigua Court on Marco Island.
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- A hive of bees works to reestablish itself inside a water meter box after being discovered and exposed by a homeowner on Antigua Court on Marco Island.

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