An insane amount of honey bees were found in this unsuspecting woman’s house KETV

Honey was oozing down the eaves of Becky Reilly’s house but she only had one concern — and it was a sweet one.

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The Nebraska homeowner wanted beekeepers to remove the thousands of pests without killing them.

“Yeah, if you keep bees, I’ll guarantee you you’ll get two things — stung and sticky,” said a beekeeper of 40 years, John Gebuhr.

Instead, workers tried to get the situation under control. Gebuhr told KETV in Omaha he hadn’t seen a honey bee colony quite like the one that took up residence in Reilly’s home.

“You could see the honeycomb down right next to the eaves,” said Gebuhr.

A contractor on the site agreed.

“The damage was terrible, the honey coming through…and it was just leaking down the side of the house,” said Jason Starkey, who repaired the damage.

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After removing the bees–and 40 pounds of honey!–the beekeeper took a few home as trophies.

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They’ll hibernate until the spring in his garage. Then, Gebuhr will set up a hive in Reilly’s backyard — really.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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