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[–]jwittkopp227 25.0k points25.1k points 222221932& 31 more (382 children)

Honey, I'm home

[–]cut-the-cords 5209 points5210 points  (101 children)


[–]Kangar 1385 points1386 points  (57 children)

Typical hive mind comment.

[–]Jury_Of_Your_Fears 271 points272 points  (36 children)

I see what you did there

[–]whiskeylady[🍰] 276 points277 points  (33 children)

They should buzz off with those puns

[–]668_67-421 188 points189 points  (25 children)

And you should bee doing the same thing.

[–]taooverpi 143 points144 points  (20 children)

Yaassss Queen

[–]SquareBusiness6951 127 points128 points  (16 children)

I’m going to have to comb through the comments to find anything but puns

[–]taooverpi 97 points98 points  (14 children)

Oh honey, you can do better than that.

[–]WingedGundark 90 points91 points  (12 children)

This might sting somebody a bit, but these puns are totally unnecessary.

[–]Dblzyx 84 points85 points  (2 children)

People are just swarming the comments at this point.

[–]Juxtapoe 64 points65 points  (6 children)

Personally, I think it's is in the spirit of reddit where we should be cross-pollinating ideas when we're not injecting toxicity.

[–]EarlCountyLogSplit 57 points58 points  (1 child)

And you should mind your own beeswax

[–]JERMYNC 45 points46 points  (9 children)

Trivia: "Were living in a Beehive"

is the theme song for what TV series 🍿🎥

[–]CJ7h3g4m3r 206 points207 points  (10 children)

The floor: Hi Home, I'm Honey.

[–]JoGainzCo 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Way to ruin the joke…

[–]HiZenBergh 75 points76 points  (1 child)

That stings

[–]Subwulfer 46 points47 points  (0 children)

People should learn to bee kind

[–][deleted] 177 points178 points  (6 children)

not bad *boy, not bad

[–]pifuel 83 points84 points  (2 children)

F bee i open up

[–]shill779 33 points34 points  (1 child)

We been miss bee havin

[–]JERMYNC 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Just Bee careful,

It's a sticky situation.

[–]Louylla 9819 points9820 points  (657 children)

Nooo. Don't kill bees! They are precious. Call a beekeeper to take them away. I think they might even pay for them.

[–]PixiePower65 971 points972 points  (287 children)

Had this in our attic. 200 year old home. Aka well established hive. Kept flying into the house and stinging people including child w life threatening bee allergy.

Did the right thing … saved up called bee keeper. $ 5,000 !!! he gently “vacuumed “ the bees. Cleaned out all the honey. ( got four hives out of it) Mega bleach cleaners . We used moth balls etc to control pheromones. Sealed all cracks

Every spring/ summer spray oil cause giant hives want to call it home. Went in two week vacation neighbors have pic of half of roof covered by thousands of bees working collectively to chew through seals and get in.

We sprayed again - every week- when we got home but they took over.

So this is what? A 5,000 bill every year. ?!

[–]heavywashcycle 703 points704 points  (105 children)

Yea…. It’s one thing to sit behind a phone/computer and call bees cute, and then it’s another thing to be going crazy from an infestation in your home. With how bad the infestation is, I’d assume the only options are drastic measures to get rid of them, or abandon the house.

[–]bfodder 113 points114 points  (22 children)

I don't think anyone suggesting to not hurt the bees was considering a situation like /u/PixiePower65 described. Let's not attack straw men here.

I had the same "Please don't hurt the bees!" reaction and I think that should be the first course of action but if I ended up in a situation like Pixie described I can't really say what I would do. That's a pretty wild situation.

[–]SicilianEggplant 45 points46 points  (8 children)

I somehow edited the wrong comment…

[–]bfodder 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Well yeah that's definitely oversimplifying the situation, but I hate how on reddit there is always a contrarian to take something beyond the context it was said in and act like the person is being stupid for not considering every single possible scenario and argument related to their comment they happily typed out in 15 seconds.

Edit: Debate pervets. That is what they are.

[–]rickjamesia 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Is it common for that not to be how the situation plays out? That’s how it worked with my house with yellow jackets. They nested in our walls because our walls looked like a good place. The next time, the walls looked like a good place to the next yellow jackets, because their tiny robot minds seek shelter the same way. And it still looked like a good place to the third yellow jacket infestation.

[–]bfodder 30 points31 points  (1 child)

No reasonable person would be angry at your for calling an exterminator for yellow jackets.

[–][deleted] 71 points72 points  (75 children)

Abandon the house? Not sure how that could possibly be considered an option.

[–]BaronVonBallsack 181 points182 points  (34 children)

You can't live in an uninhabitable house. There's one possibility for you.

[–]Amstourist 41 points42 points  (34 children)

I think he meant sell the house to someone who can afford to deal with it, not just abandon it and buy another.

[–]VRichardsen 14 points15 points  (2 children)

A company I used to work for had a similar problem, but with bats. Amazing how much money they had to spend. And they kept coming back lol

[–]Grays42 304 points305 points  (100 children)

$ 5,000

Hives are worth money to them, you got ripped off.

[–]chuckie512 201 points202 points  (58 children)

Maybe that was for the repairs after? But yeah, beekeepers usually don't charge just to collect a hive. They want the bees!

[–]Xenjael 83 points84 points  (1 child)

When you have so many bees the beekeepers are like, nah I'm good.

[–][deleted] 69 points70 points  (46 children)

But yeah, beekeepers usually don't charge just to collect a hive.

Yes they absolutely do. Hive removal services are usually charged for. In fact, $5000 for the size hive that person is talking about is a very normal price.

We normally don't charge for removing swarms. I am a long time beekeeper. I don't do removals but have friends that own or have worked for removal services and have been involved with beekeeping groups all around the US.

[–]SaltLakeCitySlicker 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Those girls are not cheap. I probably will lose all mine this winter and I'm not going to rebuild until I move just bc cost

[–]Bokin0 136 points137 points  (27 children)

Removing bees from a house is different than collecting a swarm from a tree. Cut outs are a lot of work and almost no beekeeper is going to do it for free for a hive with unknown genetics and levels of disease.

[–]Grays42 113 points114 points  (24 children)

In that case, real talk: I'm all for saving the bees, but if it's $5000 vs. $50 for some bug bombs, it's not worth several paychecks to me to do a good deed. :\

[–]Beanakin 107 points108 points  (10 children)

$5000 isn't at all realistic, for people living paycheck to paycheck. Sorry bees. I know they're important, but I literally couldn't afford that if it happened.

[–]aaronstj 23 points24 points  (8 children)

$50 bug bombs will kill the bees, but you’ll still have an attic or crawl space full of wax, larva, and honey. Cleaning and repeating repairing all of that is where the $5000 comes from.

[–]buckey5266 19 points20 points  (6 children)

the guy in his comment said after spending $5000 they still eventually came back

[–][deleted] 128 points129 points  (22 children)

Why do they love your attic so much? Just so interesting. I know nothing about bees btw and I am also allergic. I keep that EpiPen on me 🤣

[–]QuarterOunce_ 163 points164 points  (20 children)

I believe they work on pheromones like ants so they probably can smell the older bee hive that used to be there and they want in to check it out.

[–]Sulejman_Dalmatinski 153 points154 points  (15 children)

Get a colony of hornets in your attic to keep the bees away.

[–]Nothing_Nice_2_Say 91 points92 points  (2 children)

[–]LadySlinkie 35 points36 points  (0 children)

We had a beehive in our roof! It was an old converted Oast House (used to dry hops to make into beer). And had the same problem so in the end my family paid to have that part of the roof completely sectioned off from the rest of the house so they had their own separate 'shelf' in the roof but couldn't get into the house.

[–]Alfandega 87 points88 points  (2 children)

They smell the old hive pheromones. They coat things with propolis and bees want to reuse places that have propolis. A used swarm trap will almost always catch another swarm.

Your best bet is to make sure the house is sealed up well and have a beekeeper setup a swarm trap in the spring/summer near where they want to go. The beekeeper will probably setup a trap for free once you explain the situation, free bees.

Bees don’t like mint. I use peppermint oil spray around my pool to keep the bees away. Try that under the eves and in the attic of your house.

[–]Auggie_Otter 36 points37 points  (1 child)

The beekeeper will probably setup a trap for free once you explain the situation, free bees.

Who doesn't like freebies, eh?

[–]MeisterX 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Fuck me just cut the roof off lmao poor guy.

Maybe change the siding or something?

[–]tronfunkinblows_10 21 points22 points  (0 children)

We’re gonna need that photo. Sounds mental.

[–]LevelHeadedFreak 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Have the Dept of Agriculture or US Fish and Wildlife to buy the house from you as critical bee habitat. I doubt it is a thing, but desperate times call for desperate measures!

[–]RonBourbondi 17 points18 points  (2 children)

You're a nice person. Once I heard that 5k quote I would have been up there with insecticide murdering them.

[–]leeny_bean 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Might be worth it to just replace the roof. Not just shingles or whatever, but the boards and maybe even studs. 🤷‍♀️

[–]intentionallybad 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My mother had the same thing. Everyone says oh beekeepers will come remove them for free! They quoted her a similar high price.

[–]jhutchi2 185 points186 points  (20 children)

Every time there's a video of a bee infestation someone comments "Call a beekeeper, they'll gladly take them from you" and every time a beekeeper weighs in with "No, we don't want your rabid diseased bees."

[–][deleted] 64 points65 points  (6 children)

People really think companies are gonna clear your house for free LMAOO

[–]BeHereNow91 49 points50 points  (1 child)

It’s just an easy karma/award grab at this point. Doesn’t matter the situation, just call a beekeeper and they’ll pay you $1000 for the bees under your subfloor!

[–]quasiix 47 points48 points  (6 children)

Not really the appropriate video for this comment. This is literally a beekeeper's video of him rescuing these bees lol.

Also this is in California where there are protected bee species (legally designated as fish, hilariously enough).

[–]Dirtsamwich 133 points134 points  (0 children)

This is a video of a beekeeper moving a hive from a shed, actually.

[–]Alfandega 127 points128 points  (4 children)

Am beekeeper. I don’t know anyone who would pay to remove bees in a situation like this. It’s hard work and often painful. Those are mutt bees. I can buy a mated queen of known genetics for about $30.

The reason you pay a beekeeper to remove the hive is so the hive gets removed. If you kill the bees in place, you are asking for rats and bugs. That honey and wax doesn’t go away once it gets sprayed with insecticide.

If you don’t spray the bees, you can keep the honey.

[–]DeaconSage 86 points87 points  (2 children)

I’m almost certain this is a video of the bees being moved.

[–]Independent-Lemon938 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Yeah…no beekeeper is paying for the bees, you’ll get stuck with a huge bill only a specialist can handle. Best to find a way to eliminate the hive, no matter the means necessary.

[–]shiney7694 26 points27 points  (26 children)

There were only 213 bees killed or injured in this video. Posted copyrights.
That's really not that many in the broad scheme. And I made it up I'm a bad liar but I do have some experience with bees and I know they don't kill them. They can peel the honeycomb out and transfer it and loyal peasants will follow. As long as they get the queen. She has been known to be a little dramatic in the past calling for droughts and disease and there's always bugs. Then took her life without telling everyone what to do. I don't think queen bee would tho she doesn't appear spiteful. But idk for sure. I've no experience with bees. I'm sorry I took up your time. I don't even like honey

[–]SamJiji 10 points11 points  (20 children)

Ever since hearing about and actually seeing bee eggs and whole dead bees in honeycomb from the store, honey has been off my menu. Although I did conform and have several table spoons from some filtered honey my brother likes because I had a horrible cough a while ago.

[–]Alex5173 21 points22 points  (8 children)

You/we eat dead bugs all the time. The FDA actually has a maximum allowed number of dead bugs (and other grossnesses) in a given amount of food, and that number is way higher than zero. If you never want to eat anything ever again I suggest you look it up. I was unpleasantly surprised when I looked it up for confirmation just now. Don't think I'll be eating anything made with cornmeal anymore.

Edit: people are getting the wrong impression here, I'm not worried about eating bugs in my food. That was the point of the comment. But there's other things allowed in food. Cornmeal in particular is allowed to have on average two rodent hairs and one fragment of rodent dung per QUARTER CUP.

[–]ommnian 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is a nice thought, but not always possible. We had a hive up underneath part of our house a few years ago, and I called a bee keeper out who looked at it and straight up told me 'nope, no way to get them out safely, you're best bet is to wait till dark, and blow sevin-dust insecticide up inside and then seal it off'.... so we did. Felt bad, yes, but sometimes there's no good way to get them out.

[–]Neraton 4151 points4152 points  (40 children)

These bees have underground network and are undercover

[–]Kangar 2867 points2868 points  (34 children)


You mean, like the FBEEI?

[–]KingWreck12Expected It 645 points646 points  (16 children)

r/angryupvote you absolute dick

[–]AfkHero404 195 points196 points  (15 children)

What did you expected? Of course everything is going to bee a bee joke.

[–]KingWreck12Expected It 38 points39 points  (7 children)

Shit. I CAN'T EVEN...

[–]M_Blop 78 points79 points  (6 children)

Sure you can. You just gotta beelieve in yourself.

[–]wiwerse 15 points16 points  (5 children)

Even if it bee stinging sometimes

[–]-HoverFly- 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Okay guys, bee hive yourselves

[–]Darkenblox 31 points32 points  (6 children)

I did not expect your spelling.

[–]Chuckeie 13 points14 points  (2 children)

It’s someone’s first day on the internet lol

[–]Neraton 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Doing honey forensics and testing the purity of honey hahahaha lets make beehives great again

[–]apeiron131 3008 points3009 points  (30 children)

That house is no longer your property. Just let them…bee

[–][deleted] 463 points464 points  (23 children)

Every time someone makes a bee pun, one of Jerry Seinfelds fingers get broken.

[–]Jaewol 134 points135 points  (10 children)

Man he must have a lot of fingers

[–][deleted] 101 points102 points  (8 children)

No, he only has 10. Its just that those 10 are constantly breaking.

[–]Alfiy_wolf 1022 points1023 points  (77 children)

Just burn the house down,

If you put corn chips and light them on fire and put them inside the toaster they will never know and you can claim insurance

Disclaimer: for legal reasons this is a joke and doesn’t actually work to my knowledge

[–]speedrace25 901 points902 points  (20 children)

F that. Free source of free range basement honey. I’m making a business.

[–]RandyLahey131 190 points191 points  (10 children)

Bees are better than people let's just give them the house. It's the Bees house now.

[–]aHummanPerson 57 points58 points  (4 children)

"Sorry timmy, I know you wanted to become a doctor but I'm going to have to sacrifice you to the bees. We must keep them fed before they overtake us. "

[–]NeighborhoodHitman 81 points82 points  (3 children)

No, we love the bees and we need them. This just the bees new pad and if you aren’t down for the hive then you can buzz off!

[–]BuffaloTrainerBroski 31 points32 points  (0 children)

If those were wasps or hornets, hell yeah.

Those are honeybees though. They can be relocated.

[–]Gradual_Bro 28 points29 points  (6 children)

If all the bees die, all the humans die.

1 out of every 3 bites of food you take is pollinated by bees, we need them to grow food.

[–]getspun97 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Bold of you to assume the average redditor eats fruits and vegetables

[–]imbrownbutwhite 25 points26 points  (2 children)

But they’re bees! If it was wasps we’d be having a different conversation

[–]SoIJustBuyANewOne 20 points21 points  (0 children)

These are bees. Do not kill them.

[–]shiney7694 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I've so many questions but not sure where to start. Is this line even secure?

[–]hygsi 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Nah, fuck this generic joke. Bees are cool, they can be relocated and beekeepers would pay for these.

[–]Automatic_Yogurt_974 896 points897 points  (29 children)

Free honey. I call this a win win.

[–]Clydseph_III 290 points291 points  (21 children)

Free heated floor system as well

[–]fastgr 85 points86 points  (16 children)

You wouldn't see any noticeable difference, if it were that hot the bee wax would become too soft and the honey would fall out and the bees don't want that.

[–]TacospacemanII 102 points103 points  (9 children)

Free, insulated floor then. Pretentious baka

[–]cuterus-uterus 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Get out of here with your logic and let me dream about bee-heated flooring.

[–]mnorkk 20 points21 points  (2 children)

A win for the human home owner that got free honey.

Not really a win for the bee home owners that had their home destroyed and honey looted.

[–]Edgar-Allan-Post 652 points653 points  (15 children)

Pretty sure that house isn't zoned for several thousand roommates. Might need to add a bathroom or two

[–]RainBowSkittlz 98 points99 points  (10 children)

Imma need to get that back rent

[–]shiney7694 30 points31 points  (8 children)

Back rent? You be lucky to get the front rent. Cause I is tired

[–]MayGodSmiteThee 502 points503 points  (79 children)

Aren’t they legally protected? I remember having an “infestation” in my garage shed once and the exterminator came out and was like “yeah, these are honey bees, I can’t do anything but give you the number to a beekeeping service” who came and took them away. Also, how tf do I get the comments to show with the video on Reddit mobile? This is so fucking annoying, why change this?

[–]mydearwatson616 163 points164 points  (43 children)

Don't use the official reddit app. Rif is fun or Apollo and your life will be better.

[–]Independent-Bell2483 41 points42 points  (31 children)

I tried apollo but i just couldnt get behind the interface and deleted it. Is rif is fun more similar to the reddit interface minus the annoying stuff?

[–]N3rdr4g3 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Depends on which reddit interface you're talking about. The default view for rif is similar to the old reddit interface. If you turn on cards it's closer to the new interface

[–]Totes-Sus 17 points18 points  (4 children)

I use Boost for Reddit which is great, if you want another option

[–]Necrocornion 14 points15 points  (7 children)

I’ve been using Apollo exclusively for years and the interface is amazing. People complain about the Reddit UI and I have no idea what they’re talking about. Apollo feels basically perfect to me but im sure that’s also because I’m used to it.

Now I’m genuinely curious about how different it is from the Reddit interface. I hate the “standard” interface and can’t make myself use it for more than 5 min but what are some of the things different between it and Apollo?

[–]Lostbrother 14 points15 points  (16 children)

No, as far as I understand it, they are not legally protected but they are often promoted by pollinator friendly restoration (as part of construction mitigation).

[–]MayGodSmiteThee 16 points17 points  (15 children)

I looked it up and your right. It was weird though bc my exterminator was acting as if he literally couldn’t. This was in 2020 so I can’t remember exactly what was said but I recall him saying something about it being a nest and that it had to be relocated, which it was. I did get the vibe that he didn’t really know if he could exterminate it though. He promptly stopped upon opening the door and said “oh…those are honey bees” then called someone and said he couldn’t do the job and that I need to call a beekeeper.

[–]JohnDoeMTB120 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Maybe they were just a good company and didn't want to exterminate them because bees are so valuable to the ecosystem. Definitely better to have a bee keeper relocate the hive.

[–]Lostbrother 16 points17 points  (12 children)

Guy didn't have the right info maybe but he made the right choice. Local beekeeper communities will come and vacuum out the bees for free - queens are not cheap and you never know if the queen you buy will be a good one.

No point in killing them if we can save them, move them to a new home, and continue to promote healthy pollination.

[–]CJ7h3g4m3r 358 points359 points  (16 children)

Welp... Time to start a Honey Business.

[–]kluster00 346 points347 points  (22 children)

Better than roaches

[–]Ultimate_Decoy 167 points168 points  (9 children)

I was definitely bracing for either roaches or wasps. Instead, free honey wasn't so bad.

[–]Bubba89 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I expected termites. Bees are a welcome guest comparatively lol

[–]facw00 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I was expecting roaches. I like this much better.

[–]SoulFoodStan 124 points125 points  (4 children)

May bee...

[–]AWildEnglishman 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Yoooou'll think of beeee

[–]dogism 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Wheeen your jar's aalll aloneeee

[–]Massive-Row-9771 112 points113 points  (21 children)

Can you eat that honey?

I mean it hasn't been on the floor, but it has been under it...

What's worse?

[–]neuromorph 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Depends of they tried pesticides before bringing in a pro ....

[–]KernelMeowingtons 27 points28 points  (1 child)

You can eat anything if you're brave enough.

[–]TheCrazyAcademic 16 points17 points  (9 children)

Honey and royal jelly is created in the most sanitized environments the way the bees store the honey prevents any pathogen from getting to us this is known. It's nature's anti viral and bacterial for a reason. It wouldn't matter if the hive was in the corner of a floor either.

[–]andreayatesswimmers 105 points106 points  (13 children)

Had a 18 pound hive cut out of wall that was tied to my living room .they never stung me or my ex or our dogs..bee keeper dude said that was because of the smell of our carbon dioxide that they were used too.... im kinda sure he wasnt screwing with me. Well maybe

[–]wanklez[🍰] 54 points55 points  (9 children)

That's the consensus among beekeepers, the hive will get used to your smell and generally be more chill around you over time. Still important to take the normal precautions though, use smoke, be gentle, move efficiently etc.

[–]ElectricSpeculum 72 points73 points  (2 children)

Oh, thank the gods. It's just bees. I thought it was going to be roaches, and then I'd have to burn the house down.

[–]DemonReign23 44 points45 points  (1 child)

I was expecting a poo hole, not a Pooh hole.

[–]Thepuppeteer777777 18 points19 points  (0 children)

ey free honey.

[–]Coledog10 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Look, it might sting that the house is infested, but I think it would bee a pretty sweet deal. Think of the honey

[–]GroZa_Lpeeee 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Everywhere you go, there's Honey

[–]Bubblewrapperson 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Don’t kill the bees and it’s particle board so it needed to be replaced anyway.

[–]DalbergTheKing 11 points12 points  (1 child)

"Our honey is made in-house!"