How do we know these were homeless?
They were probably trust fund ba-bees.
The queen went to a bike? I didn’t know Barney Frank could ride.
Got an empty hive? Shop-Vac in the car?
OWEN SOUND, Ont. -- The bees are gone and so is the family whose home they invaded.
A Varney, Ont., couple and their toddler son left their 1-1/2 story home over the weekend to allow for cleanup and removal of thousands of bees nesting and producing honey in their ceilings.
Loretta and Dave Yates and their young son Justin havent returned home, but the bees were removed during a five-hour period Monday.
The Yates family hadnt realized the extent of the bee invasion until cracks appeared in the ceilings of the two rooms and honey began to drip onto the floors. On closer examination, they noticed a dome kitchen light fixture was also starting to fill with honey.
Beekeeper Dave Schuit and three helpers pulled down the ceilings in the kitchen and living room Monday, and successfully removed the two beehives and several honeycombs -- some filled with honey, others containing brood stock.
The word ‘homeless’ has so many negative connotations. I suggest the more nuanced term “hive-challenged bees.”
I had a swarm of 8-10 K show up at my house a few years back, in a wall that faces my bathtub. When they didn’t leave after a couple of days, it was obvious they weren’t on a stop, they were planning to stay.
I called a beekeeper and he croaked the lot of them. I wasn’t willing to shell out the hundreds of $$$ it would have cost to repair the exterior wall.
I’ve been fighting a red wasp and yellowjacket invasion since moving in to our new home.
They attempted to take over my motorcycle. The yellow jackets tried to build a nest on a bolt near the front end.
The red wasps built a huge nest on the security light under the car port.