Woman's Home Swarmed By Over 100,000 Bees For The Second Time In 4 Years

Although home ownership](/6485774/home-inspectors-share-the-strangest-and-least-safe-things-they-c) is a sadly distant dream for a lot of people, it's worth remembering that inside of each house is at least one brewing issue that's waiting to cause all sorts of problems for its owner.

In the case of the house I've spent most of my life in, that problem was old pipes that made us seize any opportunity to use a public bathroom in the month it took to replace them. For others, it's the fire hazard put in place by the previous owner's "creative" attempts at electrical work.

But while it's not unheard of for homeowners to discover an entire bee hive resting behind their walls, you'd be hard pressed to find any who have had to deal with that problem as much as one Georgia woman.

For the past 14 years, Lisa Ohrmundt has been living in the same house in Decatur, Georgia.

But as CNN reported, the four most recent of those years have seen seen her need to remove a large number of bees from her home four times.

And on two of those occasions, she's had to deal with colonies containing over 100,000 bees.

The first and largest of these bizarre swarms appeared in May of 2017 when over 120,000 of them were living above a ceiling.

She documented the uncovering of this hive by Bobby Chaisson of Georgia Bee Removal in a video posted to Facebook.

As Chaisson told CNN, "It's crazy the ones we have removed from there because generally an average colony of bees that have moved in and 'set up shop' so to speak, will be about 40,000 bees on average, and as you can see, the ones there are gigantic."

And while another hive had to be removed a couple of years later and yet another had to be taken out in late April, the colonies were at least getting progressively smaller.

But while this was a new experience for Ohrmundt, she would eventually learn from neighbors that the previous owners were also cursed with a similar popularity among bee-kind.

And once she started noticing them flying around the outside of her home before disappearing again, she realized her troubles weren't over yet.

In her words, "This time a lot of bees kept getting in our house—any given day there would be 20 to 25 bees at the base of our sliding glass door."

While not as large as the hive from 2017, this latest swarm once again featured over 100,000 bees.

And as she expressed in the comments of her video documenting this removal — also by Chaisson — she's no closer to figuring out why the bees have decided to make her home their favorite hangout.

And unfortunately, neither is Chaisson. As he said, "They just love that house. I don't know what it is, it's like they have a sign on the side of the house that says: 'Bees Welcome, Please Move In.'"

Although Ohrmundt hopes that this latest removal constitutes "the grand finale," it's hard to be terribly confident that this is the case as long as the mystery behind their appearance remains unsolved.

h/t: CNN

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