20,000 Bees Removed From Florida Woman's Home

A 98-year-old Florida woman had a bit of a pest problem.

And by "pest," we mean bees.

And by "a bit," we mean she had thousands and thousands of bees growing a bee empire inside her attic and awning.

It was 20,000 bees, to be exact. Basically, the woman's house was one giant honeycomb. Even the guy who likes to wear bees as a beard would probably freak over about how many bees there were.

Sevia Moore of Cocoa Beach didn't even realize, at first, it was as big a problem as it turned out to be.

In fact, she thought there was maybe a small hive somewhere in her house. Little did she know her home became the breeding ground for the Beepocalypse Takeover.

"They didn't bother me," she told WESH.com. "When I was outside, I didn't even see any."

"What's that buzzing sound coming from the roof?" she probably wondered all the time.

But Moore's granddaughter had to eventually convince her that she had an entire bee colony making itself at home in the attic, making craploads of honey, and making a crapload of little bees as well.

Moore says she was stunned when her granddaughter showed her the hive.

"Sleeping under that, oh Lord," said the granddaughter, Laura Blevins.

Leo Cross, a beekeeper, was called in to carefully remove the bees with special instruments.

Just kidding; he just sucked them into a vacuum cleaner.

He did carefully remove the honeycomb and was sure not to harm of any of the bees.

"The honey bee population is hurting right now," said Cross. "It's important to save the hive, and they can go on to reproduce. They are good for the environment."

The bees were moved to another location.

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