When he goes home at night he trades his hard hat, miners lamp and self-rescuer for a veil, gloves and a smoker. Why? Scott is also a hobbyist beekeeper.
Recently, his day job required the talents of his night job. Crews noticed that a colony of honeybees had taken up residence inside of a sound wall at the Irvington Portal. Luckily, help to safely relocate the colony was not far away. After his shift, Scott donned his beekeeper gear and went to work.
Scott carefully removed the bees from the hive using a bee capture container and a shopvac. Capturing the bees first makes it easier to remove the comb without having honey soaked bees and wax all over. The honeycomb was removed from the wall and placed into moveable frame hives.
Once out of the wall and in their new hive, Scott moved the feral colony near his home. The bees in the hive continue to thrive there … just away from an active construction site.