Bee infestation concerns neighbors at Oildale mobile home park

Bees can be seen swarming around an abandoned building at an Oildale mobile home park. Eyewitness News recieved a tipline call about the infestation. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A viewer called the Eyewitness News tip hotline about a bee infestation near her mobile home.

The woman said she is allergic to bees and there is a swarm of them living in an abandoned home at Sierra Mobile Home park in Oildale.

She claims despite complaining and asking her landlord to have the bees removed, nothing has been done.

Over the phone, the landlord said our call was the first time she heard about the bee problem. She said she is "taking care of the bees" but would not comment further.

The tipster and another neighbor said they are confident the landlord was aware of this before our call.

They said they have told her about the bees numerous times and they have been coming and going for years.

Beekeepers said in order to remove the bees they would need the landlords permission.

The tipster said she hopes the landlord works with professionals, so the bees are safely removed and not killed.

California code and safety officials who oversee mobile homes said it is possible this infestation is a violation; however, they would need to see it.

They said if the tenants are concerned, they need to file a complaint with the state code and safety department. At this point the state has not received any complaints about the bees.

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