MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Usually at ABC 4 when we say there's a buzz about something, we're referring to people talking about something exciting. Tuesday night a Millcreek family is thankful the buzz is gone. Their home was infested with thousands of bees.
Beekeeper Albert Chubak said what was in the Millcreek home was a rare sight.
"For a hive that has been around eight years without the care of a beekeeper is amazing," said Albert Chubak, Beekeeper.
As early as 2004, thousands of these bees have been living inside the roof of a Millcreek home.
Tuesday Beekeepers helped them move out.
"We're excited," said Kristen Larsen, Millcreek homeowner.
Larsen said shortly after her family moved in, the bees took over her children's playroom.
"The first day there were five, the second day there were 25, then third day hundreds, finally there came a point that there were 25,000 bees up there," said Taylor Larsen, son.
"We had honey dripping down the walls," said Kristen Larsen.
After the Larsens sealed up the beam where bees were getting in, they thought they could live with it. But their bees became a neighborhood problem.
"They started sending out shooters to all our neighbors and our neighbors are getting beehives in their yards," she said.
So Tuesday they finally ripped open the roof, and saw just how big of a hive their home had become.
"If you get down there close enough to see the white things, they’re all capped baby bees," said one of the beekeepers.
Albert Chubak estimates just in a small corner of the roof, there are at least 45,000 bees.
Neighbors are happy they moving. The Larsens are too. But having them as tenants did have its sweet rewards.
If you think you're hearing a buzz in your home, you may want to get it checked out. Beekeepers tell ABC 4 there could be hundreds of houses along the Wasatch Front infested with thousands of bees just like the one in Millcreek.
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