A bee removal expert hung from the 21st floor of a high-rise in Hallandale Beach to get rid of a hive found outside the penthouse.
Rolando Calzadilla with Bird and Bee Removal made the daring removal on Thursday afternoon.
"It's not the fall that kills you, it is the sudden stop when you hit the ground," Calzadilla said with a laugh.
The penthouse of the condo building was buzzing with bees.
"When I came to scope the job out a couple days ago, the lady who is the owner of the apartment told me she cannot bring her grandchildren recently because when they are out playing on the deck, that the bees are aggressively attacking her grandchildren," said Calzadilla.
And, there was no other way to kill them but by dropping down from the roof precariously perched on a rope ladder.
"I am getting too old for it but it is fun. I am not afraid of heights, thank God, and not allergic to bees," said Calzadilla.
Usually Calzadilla can fog and spray from a balcony but couldn't for this job. So, wearing a full bee suit with mask and gloves as well as a safety harness, Calzadilla descended into the angry swarm.
"It was harder than I thought. The rope ladder, I have to use my arms to hold on to the rope ladder while I am working with one arm. So, you run out of strength. You run out of stamina very fast," said Calzadilla. "It is dangerous but if done right it is actually fun because you have a great view."