Bee infestation causes honey to drip down walls of Texas woman’s home

A Texas woman spent several days last week cleaning up honey dripping down the walls of her home due to a bee infestation in her roof.

According to KIAH, the CW-affiliated television station in Houston, when Spring homeowner Latanja Levine called in professionals to help with her roof repair, they discovered they couldn’t fix the problem until the bees were eradicated. A hole in the roof was patched so the bees couldn’t get through, allowing workers to repair the roof, but when Levine returned home after the repairs she found the sticky sweet substance was covering her walls.

HOMESTEAD, FL - MAY 19: Honeybees are seen at the J & P Apiary and Gentzel's Bees, Honey and Pollination Company on May 19, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. U.S. President Barack Obama's administration announced May 19, that the government would provide money for more bee habitat as well as research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides to reduce the honeybee colony losses that have reached alarming rates. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

HOMESTEAD, FL – MAY 19: Honeybees are seen at the J & P Apiary and Gentzel’s Bees, Honey and Pollination Company on May 19, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration announced May 19, that the government would provide money for more bee habitat as well as research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides to reduce the honeybee colony losses that have reached alarming rates. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“It’s coming in from the ceiling, down to the walls. I’m mopping it up, mopping in the walls. It’s all over the curtains here— just honey. They’re probably ruined,” she told KIAH. “It’s going to other walls and coming through other places and you can see it’s coming through cracks and crevices in the crown molding.”

Levine told KIAH professionals eradicated the bees by smoking them out and putting them back into their colonies. She estimated they captured about 50,000 bees — but there’s one problem. They didn’t capture the queen.

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