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A bee hive suspended from the large oak tree outside Kingsland Library is attracting honey bees to be relocated for a new job at Fain's Honey.





By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

There's a job opportunity in Llano County that everyone's buzzing about.

Patrons at the Kingsland Library, 125 West Polk Street, may have noticed warning tape around much of the entrance area. But, if they haven't looked up into the large oak tree above their heads, the reason for the warning may not be apparent.

Suspended near a hole in the tree is a bee hive.

“We have had honey bees that have come to visit the last few summers,” said Nathtali Renshaw, library manager. “Some patrons are allergic but, as honey bees are endangered, we don't exterminate.”

Renshaw said the library worked with the maintenance department to put up a box to relocate the bees.

“There are pheremones to attract them inside,” she said. “Once they are relocated, they have a job waiting for them at Fain's Honey in Buchanan Dam.”

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