AYER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A large swarm of bees in Ayer was safely removed after a member of the town’s police department urged the staff at the business to not call an exterminator.
On Wednesday July 14, Andrew Kularski was driving down Central Ave. in Ayer when he noticed a large, dark-colored blob flying around the area.
Not only is Kularski a sergeant in the Ayer Police Department, he is also a bee enthusiast and recognized the blob since he raises bees as a hobby.
When Kularski told the property owners about the gathering swarm, he learned that they already knew about it.
They told Kularski that a contractor, who was doing work on the property, was stung a little while before and sprayed the area to get rid of the bees. The bees then swarmed to another section of the property’s roof.
Kularski then called Ayer Town Manager Robert Pontbriand, a fellow beekeeper, to help him remove the swarm.
Pontbriand and retired Ayer firefighter Rick Ressijac helped lure the swarm into a hive to have it later relocated. Neither of them were harmed.
Police urged residents to reach out to the Middlesex County Beekeepers Association, Worcester Country Beekeepers Association or local police if they come across a large swarm so the bees can be removed with being safely.