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Bizarre! Man finds 100,000 bees inside his home; know what happens next

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 May 2020, 12:38 IST

A man from Georgia left stunned after he found 100,000 bees inside his newly purchased property.

The man named George Montgomery has moved into his home in November 2018 and soon after he released that there was abuzz in the property.

He told CNN, “I noticed the swarm the spring after I bought the place.”

“You could hear them slapping against the wall as they landed to crawl into the hive,” Montgomery said.

The 26-year-old CNN employee didn’t know how much a beehive would cost him, which has occupied space in his home in East Point, just outside of Atlanta.

The colony of bees has made their hive between the upstairs and downstairs.


They have been sneaking in between the wooden siding and brick foundation.

However, he was not concerned about bee as Montgomery though it would not cause any damage.

“Honey bees don’t cause a lot of damage and despite honey being deliciously sweet, I was promised it naturally repels sugar-seeking insects,” he said.

But, in late February 2020, when the weather was getting warm, Montgomery went out to cut down the grass in the lawn then he had to duck from all the bees swarming.

“I was like, ‘okay, it’s time to get this taken care of,'” he said.

After which he decided to call the Georgia Bee Removal to remove the beehive from his house.

The last week, Bobby Chaisson, one of the members of the company, came to solve Montgomery’s problem and remove the hive.

However, he paid less than $1,000, which gave him a more positive outlook on the situation.

According to the CNN reports, Chaisson started his work around 9:00 am and finished it shortly after noon.

The beekeeper used a thermal camera and find the bees with a heat map before ripping open the ceiling.

According to reports on CNN, Chaisson used a custom-built bee vacuum to remove around 100,000 bees.

He said a normal colony, for comparison, has only about 10,000 to 80,000 bees.

With the help of a bee vacuum, all the bees were gone into a special chamber with modified shop-vac. Each chamber was filled with around 30,000 to 40,000 bees, and Chaisson filled three of them with the bees from Montgomery’s ceiling.

Interestingly, Chaisson also removed approximately 60 pounds of honeycomb, which was melted down into wax and donated to a local craftsperson.

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First published: 12 May 2020, 12:36 IST