Massive honey bee hives found in Port Charlotte neighborhood

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-There’s quite a buzz in one Port Charlotte neighborhood. Thousands of bees swarming in a backyard on Augusta Avenue.

Neighbors say they were helping tear down a fence for the woman who lives in the home when they overturned a board that was full of honey bees.

Neighbors tell WINK News they’ve never seen anything like this. One man tells us he was stung 12 times.

“I saw a bunch of bees coming out and I saw one and then I saw a bunch of them and then I saw a swarm of them coming towards me and I ran and they chased me I ran all the way across the street,” said Richard Bierman Jr.

Neighbors say they’re worried about the safety of four small children that live in the home.

“We didn’t get to see much cause we had to take off the sky was blacked out with bees,” said Cory Stewart, one of the men who found the hive.

Charlotte County Environmental services tell WINK News there’s nothing they can do since it’s not on public property.

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