Doctor responds to more than 5,000 bees outside library
When a swarm of bees were discovered on a shrub outside of the Waupaca Area Public Library this week, the city contacted Dr. Mike Bauer for his assistance.
Bauer, a physician at ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca, is a beekeeper. Late in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 25, Bauer arrived.
Roger Hansen, Waupaca’s street superintendent, helped him by spraying a scent to calm the bees.
They estimated between 5,000 and 6,000 bees were swarming there, protecting the queen as other bees looked elsewhere to build a hive.
Photos and video are courtesy of Ronda Rollins.