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120,000 Bees, Giant Honeycomb Found in Ceiling of Georgia Home

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A beekeeper found thousands of bees and a huge honeycomb in the ceiling of a Georgia home. (Screengrab via Facebook post)

By Karl Nelson   |   Friday, 19 May 2017 01:03 PM

Thousands of bees in a honeycomb were found in a woman's ceiling after having been there for at least two years without her knowing.

Lisa Ohrmundt of Decatur, Georgia, discovered the in-home beehive two months ago after hearing buzzing sounds coming from the side of her house, according to CBS News.

At first, she didn't think much of it, but after her friend, a beekeeper, came by the house to see what the problem was, that's when they discovered a swarm of bees at the side of the house.

That's not the worst part, though.

It was what the two found in Ohrmundt's living room that caught them by surprise; a beehive of 120,000 bees in the ceiling.

According to Fox 8 News, the beekeeper used a heat sensor inside the home to locate the hidden hive.

"They had a condo in our ceiling -- why would they go in that little box?" Ohrmundt said, according to CBS News.

Georgia Bee Removal employee Bobby Chaisson removed the honeycomb from Ohrmundt's ceiling. But it wasn't just any honeycomb; this one was 6 feet long.

"It looked like a scene from 'Dexter,'" Ohrmundt said, according to CBS News. "There was plastic everywhere, everything was taped off. I stuck my head under the plastic as the beekeeper got to work."

"You can hear it as he is pulling the sheetrock down like a buzz and then all of a sudden these bees just fall out into the room and they start flying all around the room," Ohrmundt told Fox 5.


"This guy said this hive has probably been in there at least 2 years," said Ohrmundt, who has lived in the home for about nine years, CBS News noted.

"I was never scared of them before, but when all those bees started flying, I was like, 'I'm out of here,'" she said.

According to Fox 8 News, it took Chaisson six hours to the bees up in a vacuum, and he was stung at least 10 times.

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