Have you ever heard of a home becoming a honey factory? Well, that’s exactly what happened to 41-year-old Kate Dempsey and her husband Andrew in the UK.
It all started when Kate noticed a mysterious liquid oozing from the walls of their bedroom. At first, she thought it was just damp, but the sweet aroma piqued her curiosity and she decided to take a closer look. And what did she discover? The sweet, sticky substance was none other than honey!
The couple had noticed bees around their house when they first moved in, but they didn’t think much of it. They believed it was just a brief invasion and repainted the house to get rid of them. However, as time passed, they began to notice more strange things happening in their home. So, they decided to investigate and found that their house had been turned into a beehive!
To make matters worse, the couple received a quote of over $12,000 to get rid of all the honey and beehives surrounding their home. Not willing to pay such a huge sum, they decided to take on the project themselves. Armed with rubber gloves and determination, they started scooping out all the honey by hand, removing all the honeycomb from under the floorboards over the course of four weeks. But that was just the beginning.
In the midst of their honey evacuation, the couple woke up one morning to find their room filled with bees! A swarm of “robber bees” had invaded their home, trying to steal the sweet honey. But the couple didn’t panic, they called in a local beekeeper for help, who explained to them about the behavior patterns of these bees and how to handle them.
Kate is now urging people to check their homes and not ignore anything suspicious. “We didn’t realize the amount of damage they caused, and we thought our story could help other people and raise awareness,” she said.
So, there you have it. The curious case of a home turned honey factory. Moral of the story? Keep an eye out for strange things happening in your home, or you might just end up with a house full of honey!