A family in Granada, Spain was shocked to discover that the constant buzzing coming from behind their bedroom wall turned out to be a massive bee colony numbering over 80,000 honey bees.
Spanish social media has been buzzing with the news of a couple in Pinos Puente, Granada, who recently asked a local beekeeper to investigate the increasingly loud buzz sound coming from behind their bedroom wall. They had been hearing it for a while and had long come to the conclusion that it must be caused by bees, but it wasn’t until the buzzing got so loud that they couldn’t sleep at night that they decided to get professional help. Beekeeper Sergio Guerrero had helped remove bee colonies from their properties before, but what he found behind the wall of this particular house left him speechless – a hive of over 80,000 bees and honey combs over a meter long.
“To have a swarm this big, it could have been buzzing in its ear for a year,” Guerrero told La Vanguardia. “I can not understand how they have been living with that number of bees for so long.”
The beekeeper said that a queen can lay up to 1,400 eggs per day, but he estimates that a hive this large must have taken the bees at least two years to build. Although he has helped remove over half a million bees from people’s properties this year alone, he admits that he has never seen anything quite like this before.
Guerrero advises people who notice signs of a beehive close to their homes to leave the insects alone and instead call a professional as soon as possible.