Local contractor finds bee colony while rehabbing childhood neighborhood

A local man is saving his childhood neighborhood by rehabbing one home at a time. He never thought he'd also be saving bees.

A local man and his contractor were on a mission to save his childhood neighborhood, rehabbing one home at a time, with the pleasant surprise of saving a bee colony.

Daniel Claxton said that he has been rehabbing homes for many years and have never seen anything like this.

A bee colony in the rear window of a vacant home.

Contractor Leroy Etheridge founded the colony, and after his encounter, he was on a mission to save the bees.

Detroit Hives came out to the vacant home and was able to relocate the bees to a safe place.

Watch the story above to learn more about the bees that were saved.

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