Manuel Rojas, a Stockton-based beekeeper, removed thousands of bees from Downtown Lodi this week.
Rojas thinks of the bees as pets, and he has dozens of hives full of them. He collected most of them from bee removal services he has done around town.
When the weather heats up, Manuel's beekeeping business does too. He gets about ten calls a week from people looking to get a swarm of bees removed from their house.
Experts say the bees we have in the Central Valley are not as aggressive as the ones in Southern California, where "killer bees" are flourishing.