Watch: Honey runs down the walls of bee-infested Texas home

A request for a roofing job at a fixer-upper in Texas led a homeowner to a sticky discovery: Honey dripping down the walls in thin lines, forming sticky, syrupy puddles on the floor.

The cause: Bees, of course. About 50,000 of them, Latanja Levine told Texas’ KIAH, swarming the spaces above the ceiling of her two-story home near Houston.


Nope. Time to move out.

At this time of year, a beekeeper would be glad to go in and capture the swarms. (at 50,000, probably more than one).

There’s an old saying (though more applicable to more northerly climates) “A hive of bees in May is worth a ton of hay. A hive of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A hive of bees in July isn’t worth a fly.”

Adjusting for climate, this might be equivalent to April or May there. Around here, the major honey flow starts in March or April with the basswood bloom, followed quickly by Hawthorne, haw, peach, apple, and so on. I have seen basswood in bloom with snow all over it, it blooms so early. Beautiful. But nothing is so pretty as a peach tree in full bloom with snow all over it. Heartbreaking, because it kills the blooms, but beautiful.


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