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20,000 bees removed from 98-year-old Florida woman's home

Bees gather on a partially empty hive at an apiary at Maria Pinto town, some 53 km northwest of Santiago April 18, 2011. The La Nina weather front in Chile is causing a decline in the country's bee population and the honey harvest has consequently fallen by some 60 to 70 percent, according Chile's National Beekeeping Association. Drought conditions alter the flowering patterns of plants, affecting the availability of nectar, which in turn makes survival harder for bees. Picture taken April 18, 2011.     REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOOD)

Bees gather on a partially empty hive at an apiary at Maria Pinto town, some 53 km northwest of Santiago April 18, 2011. The La Nina weather front in Chile is causing a decline in the country's bee population and the honey harvest has consequently fallen by some 60 to 70 percent, according Chile's National Beekeeping Association. Drought conditions alter the flowering patterns of plants, affecting the availability of nectar, which in turn makes survival harder for bees. Picture taken April 18, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOOD)  (Reuters)

Thousands of bees removed from an elderly woman's home in Cocoa Beach are being moved to another location.

WESH TV reports that 20,000 bees had lived in the home of 98-year-old Sevia Moore after having built a hive in her attic and awning.

Moore said the bees didn't bother her, but when she was shown the hive she said she was stunned.

Beekeeper Leo Cross used a vacuum to gather all the bees on Saturday, collecting the huge honey comb and hive. Cross says "the honey bee population is hurting right now" and it's important to save the hive and move the bees to another location so "they can go on to reproduce."