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Hudson beekeeper Stewart Erickson stands in front of the tree on the dike road where an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 honeybees clustered. Erickson gathered them in a hive in a day-long process, and removed them to the countryside five miles from the city.

Honeybee swarm removed from Hudson's dike road

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The swarm of honeybees that closed the dike road to pedestrians on Tuesday, July 2, have been removed to the countryside some five miles away from Hudson.


“They are probably on some prairie flowers down there today,” Stewart Erickson said over the phone on Wednesday.

Erickson is the Hudson beekeeper who captured the honeybees with the assistance of J.J. Barnes, the city’s parks supervisor.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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