She’s a busy bee-keeper

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ABOVE: Melinda Richardson checks on her bees she keeps in hives on her property in Teague.

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LEFT: Melinda Richardson fills her smoker with fuel. The smoke from the device helps remove bees from structures.

Photos by Thomas Leffler/ The Mexia News

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Attics are popular with bees, and one of those areas tough to remove them from.

Richardson finds new buzz with bee-removal

Most people would be at least a little nervous, if not downright terrified, if surrounded by thousands upon thousands of bees.

Melinda Richardson is not like most people.

A single mother of three, Richardson thrives in the bee-infested areas in which others fear to trek. She began Richardson Bee Removal in 2016, providing a chance for landowners to rid themselves of the insect and an opportunity to collect bees and honey for herself.



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