By Mark McConville
THIS BEEKEEPER has revealed exactly what could be living inside your walls after uncovering a huge honeycomb inside a house.
Incredible images and video footage show the beekeeper identify where the bees may be living before proving it with an infrared picture and then starting to remove the bricks.
As he removes more bricks he starts to uncover a huge honeycomb which remained intact, safely removes it and looks at the stain left behind by thousands of tiny bee feet walking on the white surface.
The incident was recorded by David L. Glover aka The Bartlett Bee Whisperer after he was called in by a client in Germantown, Tennessee, USA.
“First I identify that they are indeed honey bees,” David told Bored Panda.
“You’d be surprised how many people don’t know the difference between Bees and wasps or yellow jackets.
“I then locate the hive using forward-looking infrared. Step by step the area of the home is opened, and all combs removed. Brood combs are rubber banded into hive frames and honey goes into a bucket (as long as the bees have never been sprayed).
“If the homeowner is willing to eat a piece of comb with me, it’s probably never been sprayed. The bees who do not follow the combs into the new hive box are vacuumed into a two-stage vacuum. They are added back to the new hive once they are set up in their new yard.
“No one is aware of the size of their honey bee hive. They are all surprised because they are expecting something the size of a wasp nest or hornet’s nest.
“The infrared gives them the first clue, but that’s only the brood combs of the hive. The babies are incubated at 94.5 degrees Celsius. Any honey combs in the hive are cooler and usually don’t show on the IR.”
After the Bee Whisperer rescues the bees, he then uses them to repopulate empty hive boxes for local beekeepers who have suffered colony losses.