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WATCH: Huge Beehive Removed From 50 Feet Up Boston Building

A team of professional beekeepers rode a hydraulic lift up the building to vacuum up the honeybees and put them in cages

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A beehive that had grown to a few hundred thousand bees needed to be removed from under a roof in Boston's Allston neighborhood Monday.

The beekeepers who worked this unique job gave NBC Boston an inside look as they tried to help the bees, keeping as many alive as possible as they took down the massive hive 50 feet up.

"This is like the unicorn of jobs. You just don't see this in New England, ever," said Brad Hall, of NW Pest Control.

The West Side Bee Boyz created an urban apiary in Chicago, selling honey products and teaching inmates at Cook County jail a new set of skills. NBCLX's Jalyn Henderson spoke with them about their company that seeks not to change "the hood," but to bring opportunity to it.

He'd never dealt with anything like this beehive either. A team of professional beekeepers from Al-Lins Honey Farm in Beverly rode a hydraulic lift up the building to vacuum up the honeybees and put them in cages.

It's a time-consuming and delicate process, Hall said: "We want to make sure these bees get relocated so they continue to make honey and pollenate and do everything they're supposed to do."

A massive beehive that had grown to a few hundred thousand bees was removed from a building in Boston on Monday.
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