The child complained about “monsters in the bedroom,” but the reality turned out to be much worse (3 photos + 2 videos)

3 May 2024

A girl's persistence led to an incredible discovery in her family's 100-year-old farmhouse.

Ashley Klass and her family live in an old house in Charlotte.

When Ashley Massis's eldest daughter first told her mother that there was a monster in her room, the woman decided that her daughter was fantasizing and tried in every possible way to calm her down.

But every day the child began to panic more and more and was in a state of constant stress, finding himself spending the night in his room. The parents decided that the “monster” of her fantasies could live in the closet and to calm their daughter down, Ashley and her husband tried everything, including jokes about fighting the monster. They even gave the girl “monster spray,” plain water in a spray bottle.

But the child did not calm down, and then the parents themselves noticed that several bees had flown into their attic. And since the family lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse, they decided to get ahead of the curve and call a pest control company. And here the worst thing began.

After several hours of observing the house and working with a thermal imager, experts found out that one of the walls in the girl’s room had turned into a giant hive of honey bees. It took the insects 8 months to create a huge hive and multiply to 50,000.

It was impossible to poison the insects, as they are an endangered species. Then the decision was made to evacuate the hive. All the bees were removed over several days, and 45 kg of honeycomb was also removed from the bedroom walls.

Ashley said: "There were streams of bees and the wall he (the beekeeper) crashed into was dripping honey. But it looked like blood because it was very, very dark and running down my daughter's pink walls. It looked really weird." . "

“He opened the wall and it was one of the largest hives he had seen in his 40-year career,” she shares. "A total of 50,000 bees were swarming like crazy in my daughter's bedroom. It was a nightmare. They were throwing honey everywhere, all over her things."

Once the bulk of the bees and their queen were removed, the main problem was over.

"We've had several thousand bees die because their queen is no longer here, so that's sad. We left the window open hoping the remaining ones would fly out, but I understand many will die without ever smelling the queen." So we were cleaning up thousands of dead bees every single day, and I learned that dead bees can still sting you. It's like a landmine, thousands of bees on the floor. We have to wear rubber boots to walk around and not get stung."

The damage was approximately $20,000. The family still has a long way to go to get the house in order.

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