Andrew Noyes claims that he discovered a huge beehive in their ceiling while searching for his husband. Andrew Noyes
Insider spoke with Andrew Noyes, who said he discovered a beehive in his San Francisco home's ceiling.
Noyes claimed he heard sounds from the ceiling and saw dead honey bees all around the house.
Noyes claimed that a beekeeper had told him that the hive had been destroyed and that robber bees were trying to invade it for honey.
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Andrew Noyes and his husband bought a house in San Francisco. They didn't know they would be sharing the home with robberbees.
Insider spoke to Noyes, 41. He said that his husband and he, both start-up workers, started spotting bee cars around their home after they moved in September. Noyes claimed that they also saw live bees in their bathroom, bedroom and office.
Noyes stated that they also observed substantial bee activity at one point on the roofline, near a water pipe.
Noyes then spoke of sounds coming from the ceiling, "like raindrops".
He called a beekeeper and discovered a beehive in his ceiling.
Noyes had the bees removed over the weekend and documented the process with a series tweets.
After using a thermal imaging device and stethoscope, a beekeeper discovered the hive under the ceiling of his office. Noyes said that the professional informed him that the hive emits heat and was active.
Noyes stated that the beekeeper discovered a huge hive in the ceiling after he had cut through it. He said that the hive was probably active before the couple moved into it and had since died.
The beekeeper said that live bees were buzzing about the hive because "robber bees" from other hives were taking honey from the hive, and that it probably produced around 100 pounds of honey.
Noyes tweeted that the beekeeper used a vacuum in order to capture bees and not harm them.
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Noyes tweeted that the beekeeper had brought another worker to extract the hive. Insider reported that they were all dressed up and sealed the room for the majority of the extraction. However, we were able to peek in at different points to observe their progress," Noyes said.
Noyes stated that the extraction cost $500 and that he has only seen a handful of confused robber bees outside the house near the entrance point to where the hive once was.
Noyes stated, "We live in a beautiful neighborhood that has lots of natural beauty. We love it." "But we would prefer that the nature is outside of our house."
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