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CROSSVILLE, Tenn. Crossville public works employees were all abuzz about a large honey beehive found inside a wall at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

The Crossville Chronicle

reported that the hive stood about four-feet wide and three-feet deep far into the wall.

City Public Works Street Department Superintendent Joe Miller says employees knew there were bees in the building, but had no idea the hive was that large.

The hive was located in the upstairs of the old Snodgrass Building, which was recently purchased by the city of Crossville from Cumberland County.

A professional beekeeper, H.L. Foust of Sunrise Apiaries in Cumberland County, helped remove the hive last week.

Foust guessed there were between 50,000 to 75,000 bees in the hive, which was inside the wall of Snodgrass Building.

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