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Elderly woman unaware she was sharing her home with 20,000 bees

"They didn't bother me," said the 98-year-old Florida resident


Lindsay Abrams
October 15, 2013 12:19AM (UTC)

A team of Florida wildlife trappers called in to deal with a rodent problem in a 98-year-old woman's attic found, in addition to a sizable number of rats and squirrels, between 20,000 and 30,000 bees.

The honeybee colony had been living in the Cocoa Beach home for about a year, one of the trappers told NBC News, adding, "It's pretty mind-boggling not to notice that you have a beehive of that size upstairs." Sevia Moore, the house's sole human occupant, told an NBC affiliate the bees didn't bother her.

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In places where they aren't taking over people's homes, there's great concern over the falling population of honeybees. The trappers used a vacuum to suck the insects up and relocate them to a safer location.


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