There always seems to be one house in each town that everyone tries to avoid, for whatever reason. This was no exception in Germantown, Tennessee. Some neighbors thought the house was eerie and haunted, but what was really going on in the house was different than what anyone ever would have imagined. What the homeowners found out changed their views forever.
Not A Special House
This couple purchased what they thought was a normal house just like any other one in the area. Their house was in Germantown, Tennessee. Everyone in this town is close with their neighbors, and the neighborhood this couple lived in was one that was a much-desired spot. When the family first moved into the home, they didn’t realize that they’d have a long road ahead of them before feeling safe. Not long after they moved in, they started hearing a noise haunt them all the time.
As the home was not newly built, the family wasn’t surprised to hear some noises around. They quickly acclimated to squeaking in floorboards and other imperfections that come with aged homes, but one noise they kept hearing was one that they just couldn’t pinpoint. This family didn’t mind owning an old home. In fact, most of the homes in Germantown are old ones that homeowners have renovated to look modern again!
Hearing New Sounds
The family didn’t think much of the first time they heard a weird noise in their house, after all, sometimes things are happening outside that you hear. Sometimes one family member heard the noise but no one else did, so nobody really thought anything of it at all. Soon after, everyone started hearing these noises. It became more and more frequent as the days went on.
Most of the time you get used to all of the unique noises in your home and are then able to pinpoint where they’re coming from, but in this case, this family had no idea what these weird noises were. They couldn’t figure out what they were or where they were coming from, but it almost seemed like the noises were all over the house somehow. The noises only kept getting worse.
The Noises Didn’t Stop
In the beginning, the noise didn’t bother the family so much because they only heard it once in a while. Eventually, though, it became impossible to ignore. They knew they had to do something because they couldn’t stand to live in a home where something bizarre was happening. Since they didn’t know what it was, they jumped to the worst conclusions. They thought it could be something living behind the walls, which could cause real damage and cost real money to repair. Soon enough, they got an idea of what to do.
Maybe It’s A Rat
At first, this family thought there could be some sort of rodent living in their walls, but they knew what that would sound like, and they were certain it wasn’t the same thing they were hearing. Whatever it was, they wanted them out as soon as possible. They weren’t willing to wait around. They needed to take action.
Calling In The Professionals
Shortly after realizing what a big problem they were dealing with, they called in exterminators. Luckily, they were able to figure out where the noise was coming from. They didn’t know what the noise was, but they sprayed as much pesticide as they safely could. They were hoping that it would either kill the rodents or make them run away. They hoped for the best.
Unfortunately, the exterminators weren’t able to fix the problem they were having. At this point, the family was hearing these annoying sounds at all hours of the day, but they weren’t sure what to do anymore. They thought for sure that exterminators would be able to fix it, so now they didn’t know where to turn. Luckily, something else came to mind.
Is The House Haunted?
Once the exterminator failed to get rid of the strange noises, the family started worrying that their house was haunted. If the problem was a rodent, it would have been solved with the pesticide. They felt like there was no way for them to escape this noise. What would they even do if the house were haunted? They all started worrying about their home.
Are They Safe?
They didn’t know what could possibly be stuck in their walls, but they knew it was something that was living. The family had to figure out a way to make this mysterious creature leave, but they didn’t know how to. They knew if the house was haunted, getting a ghost out would be more complicated than getting a living creature out. The pesticide didn’t work, which made the family question whether this was actually a living creature or not, but they didn’t know what else it could be.
The family quickly ruled out the idea of their home being haunted; they thought there was no way this would have been the case. Still, though, they had no idea what the noise could be. They went to the one source who helps everyone in all situations: Google. Not surprisingly, though, Google gave them many pages of possibilities. The family started reading page by page, trying to get to the bottom of the problem.
Not A Common Issue
They didn’t know what to think when they found out that the issue they were dealing with did not have any information anywhere on the internet. Nobody else was going through this problem, and they felt alone here. They decided they should write their own post and make it as detailed as they could. When everyone in the family heard the noise at the same time, they decided to all help each other in writing a description. Each time they heard the noise, it was worse than the last time.
When the family all heard the noise at the same time, it was much louder than any of them remembered it being. They all had the same feeling when they heard the noise- it was like some sort of vibration. They knew something had to be alive to make this noise, but what could it be? They knew they had to figure it out before it kept getting worse.
Buzzing Inside The Walls
After a few minutes of listening intently to this noise, something clicked, and the family had a new idea of what it was. It was some sort of vibration combined with a buzzing sound. To really get to the bottom of the issue, the homeowners decided to spend some time outside. They needed to make sure their predictions were correct before they called for help again.
When the family went outside, they started searching in more specific areas. They heard the buzz more clearly than ever against one specific wall, and they thought they had hit the nail on the head. Not only did they hear the sound, but they also saw a small bug crawling on their window. It was a bug they had seen hundreds of times before. A small bee was crawling on the window and then somehow wiggled its way into the house!
Calling An Expert
After starting to understand that they may have a bee problem on their hands, they wanted to reach out to someone who would be able to assist them. They looked all over the internet and stumbled upon someone closeby named David Glover. The family didn’t want to kill the bees or harm them in any way, but they did want them out of their house if they were causing this awful noise. David Glover is known for his skills in this field, so they knew they could trust him.
His Great Work
If you’re ever faced with a bee infestation, David Glover is someone you want to call immediately. Most people would just think to call an exterminator, but they do not properly solve the issues as David can. An exterminator will just kill the bees and be done with it, but David wants to rescue them. Bees are almost an endangered species, so killing them is not the proper route. David takes the bees from the unwanted place and finds a safe home for them to live in.
David was so talented that he earned his way to get the nickname “The Bee Whisperer”. He earned this name because of his difficult job; he handles hundreds or thousands of bees at once and rehomes them safely. After he has rehomed the bees, he collects some honey from them in return of doing them this favor, and then he sells the honey. Hopefully, he’ll be able to help this family.
Are The Bees The Problem?
Seeing bees outside of your home is not any sort of indicator that you have a “bee problem” in your house. More investigating needed to be done before David could figure out if the bees were really the source of their problem. David stopped by their house one day because he knew that he would not be able to solve this issue over the internet.
A Typical Story
When the family called David in for help, he did not even hesitate before he agreed to help them. They expressed their concern that if their house was infested with bees, that they were in danger, or that the bees would even ruin their home. The noise had escalated to more than a simple buzzing sound; now it sounded like a huge swarm in their walls! Luckily, David said he knew exactly what to do.
Looking At The House
David didn’t trust anyone except himself to do this home check. He knew that he could only figure out the real problem by looking in the walls. He decided to stop by their home to get to the bottom of this problem once and for all. David geared up in his bee suit and went to their home to see what was going on. He can’t safely do his job without his bee suit, but it tends to also scare the people he’s helping!
His Special Tools
Though David is highly skilled in his field, he is still a human, so he can’t figure out what’s going on without using his special tools. David uses a thermal camera to detect heat in concentrated areas where he can’t see what’s going on- like the inside of a wall. If the camera shows red when David looks at it, he knows there might be something behind the wall. This seemed to be the most reliable way for him to see what’s going on.
What Color Was The Camera?
When David held his special camera up to the house, he couldn’t even believe what he was seeing. There wasn’t a harsh red color on one part of the wall. Instead, the entire house lit up bright red! David thought something was wrong with his camera, but when he tried again, he got the same results. He couldn’t seem to figure out how these bees were getting inside. Once he looked more closely, he realized that there was a small weep hole, which is how houses in the south keep from being so hot and humid. This was likely how they got inside.
The Bees Were The Problem
There was no doubt in David’s mind that the problem was, in fact, bees. The biggest issues, though, were that the house was made out of brick and that there were more bees than he could even begin to count. Since the home was made from brick, he knew he would have a big struggle finding where exactly this beehive was sitting. It was a big project, and the homeowners were really hoping he wouldn’t back down…
Finding A New Home
Luckily for the family, David didn’t want to back down from this challenge. After he saw what a mess this was, he couldn’t turn around and leave them with this problem. He was more concerned about the lives of the bees than the homeowners, but still, he knew that if he didn’t help, the bees would become so disruptive that the owners would call an exterminator. He and the homeowners had to agree on how David would do his job, and then he’d do it. How did he want to do this?
Ruining The Home
For David to get all of the bees out safely, he would have to deconstruct the home a bit. He needed to get the family’s approval before he did this, but of course, they were willing to do just about anything if it meant living in peace and quiet again. David needed to knock down some of their walls, which would cost the homeowners some money, but they thought it was worth every penny. Nobody expected what happens after this, though.
David was enthusiastic about the task at hand, not only because he wanted to help save these bees, but because he wanted to make the homeowner’s lives better at last. He couldn’t lie, though, he knew this wouldn’t be an easy job to tackle. This was without a doubt the most difficult bee removal he’d ever had to do. Especially with the fact that the entire house was made of brick, he knew he had a tough road ahead of him.
The Brick Makes It Complicated
If there was one thing that David Glover despised, it was having to extricate bees from inside of a brick building. Brick is very difficult to move, and sometimes it can get destroyed in the process. This, in turn, would destroy the beehive. David wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from trying to move this brick out of the way, but the anticipation was really getting into his head.
Starting The Process
It was very difficult for David to remove the first brick, and he was surprised at how small of a space was available between the brick and concrete. David was getting nervous that there wouldn’t be many bees left to salvage once he was finished with the brick. After a while and after removing the entire brick, he saw an untouched hive along with plenty of healthy-looking bees. Finally, he felt more positive.
It Is A Bee Problem
After removing the first brick, David realized exactly what was happening here. The house absolutely was infested with bees, and the hive looked untouched by his brick removal. It seemed like these bees had been living inside of the house walls for a very long time, which meant the hive could have actually been much larger than he imagined. With just one brick removed, he already saw swarms of bees. What else did he see in the walls?
Looking At The Hive
The beehive, from the part that David could see at this point, was in perfect shape. The bees started going crazy when they saw him, and he knew there was only more where this came from. It took him a long time to remove just one brick; David knew he’d be doing this for many more hours. Unfortunately, he wasn’t sure exactly what removing more bricks would do for the house.
So Many Bees
Both David and the owners of this home weren’t so sure of what to expect here. The more bricks David uncovered, the more he was starting to realize that he had no clue just how large this beehive was. Since David hadn’t yet seen the near-end of the hive, the owners started to get worried that this project would cost them a ton of money. Their options weren’t so great, either. They could either spend money and fix their bee problem, or keep the bee problem and not spend money. They were in a tricky situation
He Kept Going
It took David quite a while to remove the bricks and get to the hive, as he was trying his best to be careful by removing the bricks one at a time. He didn’t want to disturb or hurt the bees, because he knew if they started swarming throughout the neighborhood, it would not be good for anyone. He also had to take the homeowner’s stresses into consideration; it would have been quicker and easier for him to smash the bricks, but he knew they were on a budget and didn’t want to pay a lot of money for fixes.
Removing More Brick
After many hours of chipping away at bricks, David removed a few lines. At first, he thought that this would be sufficient to remove all of the bees, but after seeing that the hive was not ending where he could see, he knew he still had to take more bricks off. The more bricks he took off, the crazier the buzzing sounds became. The bees were not happy that someone was about to take their home away.
Five Lines Gone
Once David had successfully removed five lines of brick, he saw seven narrow honeycombs. This is a clear identifier of the settlement starting point for these bees. He thought maybe that five lines of brick were sufficient, but he decided to take some more out just to be sure. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw what would come next.
The more bricks David removed from the home, the more excited he was getting. The bigger hive meant the bees had been trapped inside for quite some time, and he was happy to get them to safety. This large of a hive also made David a bit nervous, though. He wasn’t sure that he’d have the proper tools to get every bee home to safety. Were there really as many bees as he thought?
His Biggest Project
When David got the call to help this family out with their bee problem, he never could have imagined that it would be such a difficult task for him to tackle. He dealt with all kinds of issues with bees in the past, but he never handled something this intense. Luckily, he knew what to do. Unlike most of the regular population of people, David can come face-to-face with bees and not only stay calm himself, but he can actually calm the bees down as well. David has a special tool that helps him out in these situations.
David has a bee suit that he wears around his entire body to protect him from getting stung by bees. Of course, this makes him much calmer when handling the bees because he doesn’t really have to worry about getting stung! Every once in a while an angry bee will sneak in and sting him, but not often. Even when a bee stung David, he didn’t notice so much. He’d been stung by so many bees in the past that he hardly noticed anymore. David was about to find out why the bees migrated into the walls of the house…
David was still removing bricks, but some of the bees that escaped already decided to do something quite bizarre. They all migrated to David’s shoulder and started making a new hive on his shirt! A bunch of bees started landing on him and even buzzing around his face. This didn’t scare David at all, in fact, it sort of calmed him down in some way. He loved being around them.
He Loves The Bees
Unlike most people who are terrified of bees, David loves them and loves when they are all around him. He finds bees more interesting than most people and often posts about them on his social media in hopes that other people will learn about them, too. Without bees, we would really struggle as humans to live how we do. Bees pollinate plants, and without that happening, they wouldn’t be able to grow! Moral of the story: without bees, we would lose about 33 percent of our food.
Finally, after hours of labor, David was able to finish removing the bricks. He couldn’t believe how large this beehive was, but moreover, he couldn’t believe that the bees had all survived living here for such a long period of time. David made sure to post about this on his social media, and his followers were just as shocked as he was! However, David was about to make a new discovery that he wasn’t ready for.
As David kept removing bricks from the wall, he noticed that some of the pesticides the exterminators used made it inside the wall and killed a lot of the bees. All of the dead bees were congregated in one corner of the hive, but luckily there was enough beeswax that it kept the rest of the pesticides away from the rest of the bees.
Missing The Queen
One of the worst surprises that David found was that the pesticides had killed the queen bee. Without the queen bee, the other bees can’t live. The queen bee keeps the hive community together and encourages repopulation. This made David quite sad, but he wanted to keep some hope. He wasn’t giving up, and he thought maybe he could still help them. Could they survive without the queen, though?
Keeping The Order
When the queen bee is no longer alive in the hive, the bees usually tend to become aggressive and lash out on one another, but once David noticed these bees were not acting in such a way, he felt better about the situation. No bees died except the ones harmed by the pesticide, which was great news for both them and for David. He hoped he’d be able to relocate the bees properly.
Two Large Honeycombs
It was completely shocking to David to see such a large and in-tact beehive, but what made it even more fascinating was the fact that instead of there being a large number of small honeycombs around the hive, there were just two giant ones. David just kept finding more and more incredible discoveries as he got further along in his process.
Biggest Hive He’d Ever Seen
David had never seen a hive or honeycomb as massive as the one he was staring at now, and he’d been in this career for a long time. The homeowners could not wrap their heads around what they were seeing in front of them. This was what was buzzing in their ears for so long! With such a large honeycomb, David was still trying to figure out how many bees he’d have to relocate. He was getting impatient to find out what he was dealing with.
Over 35,000 Of Them
When David tried his best to count all of the bees, he decided there were somewhere between 35,000-40,000 of them! He wasn’t sure that he’d have the capacity to keep all of them, which made him sad, but he was doing what he could. He wasn’t sure if he’d physically be able to capture all of these bees, even if they were willing to stay near the hive. Luckily, he had all of his special tools to help him.
Most of the bees will try to stick as close to the honeycomb as possible, so he knew that when he moved it, bees would follow. They want to stick with their hive, so they’ll do whatever they can to stay close, which made David’s job a bit easier. When you’re moving nearly 40,000 bees, it’s only normal for there to be some bees that can’t keep up. David had one common household tool he used to get the rest of the bees. What could this tool be?
David uses a vacuum in order to snag up the straggler bees that don’t follow along with the hive! He makes sure that he’s gentle with the bees and that the vacuum bag is empty and clean before he sucks them up. The bees can still breathe and move around in the vacuum bag, and the vacuum actually protects them, but they’re also out of the way.
The bees that didn’t make it along with their old hive had to go through a kind of “rehab” so they’d be able to adjust to their new hive properly. This isn’t easy; David had to dedicate a lot of energy into this. Everyone on David’s social media page was going crazy over these bee photos, so much so that he actually went viral and his “Holy Huge Honeycomb” made it onto the news. David was getting more and more recognition.
Will They Adjust?
Of course, amongst a large number of people who saw David’s viral post, were some fellow bee whisperers! Because of this, he was able to communicate with them and find new techniques on how to rehome the bees since they didn’t have a queen. Since the bees were living in a cramped and dark space for so long, David decided he should move them to a giant vertical hive and act as their beekeeper until they were acclimated. He kept his fingers crossed that the bees would make honey so he could sell it, too. Would he be able to help them?
Replacing The Queen
Since bees are so reliant on their queen for nearly everything they do, including making honey, David knew he needed to find this hive a new queen. He would take a queen from one of his other hives and hope the bees in this hive would accept her. Bees in a community can reject a new queen, so David really hoped this wouldn’t be the case. Whether they like the new queen or not would determine the entire fate of the hive.
They Noticed Her
Right when David put the new queen into the hive, all of the bees noticed. They all started flying around her, and David was getting worried that they would all decide to rebel against her. If they did this, it could put her in danger, and David could lose yet another queen. He had to wait and see what they would do…
Luckily, after a few days, the bees started adjusting well to their new queen. Since they were all settled in and adjusting to their new life with the new queen, David was waiting patiently for them to start laying some new eggs. David was pleased when he saw some eggs in the honeycomb soon, and this was an exciting moment for everyone who had been following along with this story.
Do you know how bees lay eggs? The larvae are kept inside of the honeycomb, where they grow into big adult bees with the nutrients provided by the pollen and honey around them. The worker bees do everything for the eggs, and the queen bee supervises. Even though things seemed to be going smoothly, David was still worried for something bad to happen.
David got concerned about the bees for a short while because he noticed they hadn’t been working much on the hive lately, but he then saw them start to work again and was relieved. He couldn’t believe how amazing these bees were! They survived living inside of a wall and still didn’t give up their hope, and then were able to completely adjust to a brand new environment almost immediately. David thinks the hive was in the walls for about two years. The homeowners didn’t notice at first until more and more bees started living there. The story doesn’t end here, though…
Soon enough, the bees started making a large amount of honey. David knew that his job had been a success, and he was very proud of himself. This was the most difficult bee-related task he had ever agreed to take on, and he couldn’t believe he accomplished it successfully. The bees made such a large amount of honey that David was able to sell, and he couldn’t have been happier to show off his new bees.
Different Kinds Of Pollen
It’s a common mistake that people think pollen is only yellow, which is what makes honey yellow. In reality, pollen comes in four different colors. When you can see all of the colors next to each other in the honeycomb, it looks so beautiful. This photo of the bees with their pollen in the honeycomb fascinated all of his fans.
Six months after David rescued the bees from the home, he decided to update all of his fans on his social media. He assured everybody that the bees were doing great, along with their newly-appointed queen. The owners of the home were touched and at peace with the fact that David decided to keep the bees. While they couldn’t be happier that the bees were finally out of their house, they were pleased to see that they are alive and healthy in a good environment.