Bees removed from historic ABQ motel

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Tens of thousands of bees are being safely removed Thursday from the old De Anza Motel in Nob Hill.

The city called in a team of local beekeepers to remove the bees and their honey from the vacant property.

One hive alone had about 90,000 bees.

Some of the bees and honey will go to the Open Space Visitor Center for its beekeeping program and the rest will go to the beekeepers.

The De Anza Motel hit an obstacle earlier this year when a developer pulled out of the plan to redevelop it.

The city which owns the De Anza is now looking for a new developer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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