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« on: October 08, 2008, 03:37:45 PM »

There was a brief letter in the current issue of Bee Culture describing how Cox Cable has changed their practice of exterminating feral hives from their cable pedestals so now they have a contracted beek who removes them alive and relocates them. 

Does anyone here know where I can get a copy or a link to that story?

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David (who is in the cable industry and would like to spread this news)
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 05:52:20 PM »

I couldn't find the Bee Culture story, but I found a few others:
Orange County Register article

Related OC-Register article

Light Reading Digital Cable News story

It's a great story. I hope that other cable operators or telcos would do the same thing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 08:49:12 PM »

David its weird you mention this. Last Thursday, a guy called me in Marrero, Louisiana about a swarm in a cox cable pedestal which I removed the next day, comissioned by cox cable. The guy that met me, Todd, had to bring a key so I could open the pedestal. Swarm of perhaps 2lb size if that. The one day I forget my camera.


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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 10:21:43 PM »

Great work. As far as I can tell, Cox is the only one doing this.  Next time, bring the local newspaper and get some good PR from it! 
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 06:19:31 AM »

Great work. As far as I can tell, Cox is the only one doing this.  Next time, bring the local newspaper and get some good PR from it! 

I believe the company they normally use sprays them. I got involved because the homeowner called 911 and dispatch called me.

I am now on the cable list.


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