Beekeeper Called in to Remove Bee Hive From Artesia Neighborhood

A BEE HIVE CAUSED QUITE A STIR YESTERDAY IN ARTESIA. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE NEIGHBORHOOD SURROUNDING THE INTERSECTION OF 17th STREET AND WASHINGTON AVENUE…BUZZING WITH EXCITEMENT AFTER TWO PEOPLE, INCLUDING A CITY OF ARTESIA UTILITY WORKER, WERE STUNG BY BEES. THE WORKER WAS FIXING A WATER METER WHEN HE STUMBLED UPON THE BEE HIVE. THE ARTESIA POLICE DEPARTMENT SET UP A PERIMETER AROUND THE AREA TO KEEP ANYMORE RESIDENTS FROM GETTING STUNG. A BEE KEEPER WAS EVENTUALLY CALLED IN TO SAFELY REMOVE THE HIVE.