Kicker – A not-so-sweet sting operation

MYRNA BROWN, HOST: A Pennsylvania couple recently noticed what they thought was storm damage after a heavy downpour. 

They found something dripping down their wall, but quickly realized it was not water. 

Homeowner Justin Isabell showed the wall in question on his Facebook page:

JUSTIN: We noticed these streaks coming down our wall, and we could not figure out what it was. So, with a very careful … lick … yup, that’s honey!

A beekeeper inspected the house the next day and estimated a colony containing up to 30,000 bees was residing in their attic and walls. Talk about the heeBEEgeeBEES!

Justin’s wife Andrea told WPVI …

ANDREA: I have three boys and they were wondering if we could set a tap up so we could just pour honey on our yogurt and granola in the morning. I wish we could. I wish we could share. But they need a better home where they’re safe and happy and not living with us.

The only sting the Isabells said they have received so far: the estimated repair cost of $3,000 to remove the bees.

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Honey bee (Photo by Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons)

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