Bees can be terrifying, especially when encountered in swarms. This leads to a bizarre story in which a “couple investigating brown liquid seeping through the ceiling of a Brisbane house were shocked when it turned out to be honey from a massive bee colony.” Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Bee expert Dr Katja Hogendoorn, from the University of Adelaide, said that based on the photographs it was likely there were more than 40,000 bees living in the house. She said it was not uncommon for bees to rebuild their hives after they are removed.

“Once something has been used by bees they can smell it, and they are likely to return unless you block it off,” Dr Hogendoon said. She said honey bees can be extremely dangerous, and recommended getting a professional to remove a hive.

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