Bees Buzzing Everywhere

Depending on a meter’s size, there could be 30,000-40,000 bees inside and up to 60,000 for large junction boxes, said Keith Councell, of Councell Farms Professional Bee Removal. Councell, who teaches at University of Florida’s Bee College and removes bees for Lee County, did about 5,000 removals last year from meters, trees and homes, but only used his bee jacket and veil 10 times.

He warned at least one study shows spraying meters with chemicals can infiltrate the water system.