Susan Delk/ Staff Writer

Buzzwork: Workers find bee hive in Barnwell city hall during renovations

 Workers discovered weeks into the renovations of what will be the new city hall for Barnwell that the building was still occupied.

Not by two-legged creatures, but ones with six legs, wings - and stingers.

Wild bees had built a hive in a chimney of the building.

In the past few years, the number of documented wild bees has dropped, an occurence that has puzzled researchers.

With that in mind, Chris Pritchard with Querey-Pritchard, the building contractor for the city hall renovations, wanted to be sure these bees lived to see another day.

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