135,000 bees invade a Brooklyn bedroom
The professional had to cut a 4-foot hole in the ceiling to get past a massive honeycomb that had formed. As mounds of honey dripped down the walls, the bees were released. It took SEVEN hours to suck them up with a vacuum. (They'll live to see another day, and they are being relocated away from people for their safety and everyone else's.)
There is a silver lining for Mulzac—he never has to buy honey again. The beekeeper left him with 70 pounds of the sticky stuff. "It's 100 percent all natural, probably better than the stuff you can get in the store—homemade," he said.
2A homeowner finds a massive wasp nest in her spare bedroom
John Birkett, of Longwood Services Pest Control, took on "the biggest job" of his career when he was called in to deal with the more than 5,000 wasps that made their home in the woman's bed. He said removing the nest would have been "extremely dangerous" if the homeowner had tried to remove it herself.
Birkett believes the wasps entered through a small window that had been left open and the nest took about three months to build. The wasps had chewed through the pillows and the mattress of the bed to make their nest larger, but Burkett did manage to save the owner's crocheted blanket. (Source)
3A Texas man is killed by a swarm of "killer bees"
In 2013, Texan Larry Goodwin, 62, died after disturbing a hive in an old chicken coop on his property. He was stung more than 1,000 times over every inch of his body. His daughter and neighbors rushed to help as the bees attacked, but they said there was nothing they could do to help, and they were stung over 100 times.
Africanized honey bees, which are hybrids of African and European bees, are believed to have entered Texas in 1990 and have since spread to at least ten other states, from California to Florida. They can be highly defensive around their nests and swarm more frequently than other honey bees. (Source)
4A pest control firm kills rare Welsh black honey bees thinking they were wasps
The Welsh Black Bee is almost entirely black and is the last survivor of the original British bee, once thought to have been mostly wiped out by a virus a century ago. (Source)
5A massive wasp nest is found in an abandoned home in the Canary Islands
The unusually large hive was discovered by authorities after they had received numerous calls from concerned members of the community regarding scores of wasps swarming around the abandoned house. The gargantuan nest wasn't built by the common wasp found in European gardens, but by an invasive species that must have migrated from Africa. (The Canary Islands are located less than 100 kilometers from Morocco by water, so that's a very likely scenario.) (Source)
6The walls of a house are dripping with honey after a huge hive is found in the attic
The company she hired to fix her roof discovered the hidden hive of bees and told her she would need to take care of the bees before they could begin work. Workers then closed up the hole where the bees were getting in. When she returned later in the day, Lavine realized the situation was far worse than imagined—honey started dripping from the walls!
The bees were removed, but there was just one problem other than the cleanup—the queen was never found. So, it's possible that she could amass a new army to take over Lavine's home once again. (Source)
7A bee infestation has a celebrity connection
She called Fort Pierce, Texas' NewsChannel 5 to tell her story and dozens of people who were watching reached out to help—one of which was a celebrity. Her story so moved actor Tony Danza, he sent a donation to Shampo with a note saying, "I hope this helps. I know I'm just one of the people touched by your situation. Keep punching."
The bees were removed from Shampo's home and were taken to a bee farm in nearby Wellington, where they now produce honey commercially. (Source)
8Man blows up his garage while trying to remove a wasp nest
Tingley stumbled across the dreaded hive in his garage a few days before the Fourth of July and came to the conclusion that the most patriotic move was to take out the bees with some fireworks.
Beekeepers typically use smoke to subdue bees and wasps, so why not? (We almost get his reasoning.) However, most don't try to smoke bees out inside a room that's filled with other fireworks.
The smoke bomb ignited the rest of the fireworks inside the garage, and soon, Tingley and his neighbors were treated to a little early Fourth of July display. The lesson here? If you have a wasp's nest, please, call in the professionals. (Source)