Watching bees buzz around is usually a pretty calming experience, but bees that get stuck inside people’s homes aren’t usually so docile. If you think dealing with one trapped, angry bee sounds like a nightmare, how would you feel about contending with a whole colony of them?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to Redditor underdog106 a few years ago. He was greeted with a nasty surprise after work one day when he discovered that the ceiling in his bathroom had collapsed. Worse still was the fact that a massive bee colony had been living up there the whole time.
This was the scene he found when he got home. The Redditor said that he had been noticing an unusually large number of bees in his apartment, but he didn’t really think anything of it.
The first course of action was to call a beekeeper and try to get the situation under control. Here we have underdog106 and the beekeeper suiting up.
Once inside, they started gathering up the nest in an effort to save as many of the bees as they could.
The beekeeper estimated that the colony was home to around 30,000 bees, but they were only able to save 12,000.
When the ceiling collapsed, honey coated the floor below.
Just a handful of bees. Nothing to see here.
As they worked, the bees continued to swarm. Surprisingly, though, both underdog106 and the beekeeper escaped without being stung.
Here’s a nice photo of the aftermath.
This must have been horrible to clean up.
At the end of it all, underdog106 was left with a few souvenirs.
Well, that’s certainly not what you want to come home to after a long day at work. What a nightmare.