Bucks County family finds bees in their house, honey dripping from the walls

PERKASIE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Bucks County, Pennsylvania family was dealing with a few thousand uninvited, messy house guests on Monday.

The Isabell family in Perkasie discovered they had a big bee problem.

On Friday night, after Tropical Storm Fay moved through the area, the family found dark stains dripping down their walls. They assumed it was storm damage, but got closer to see for themselves.

"My husband felt this really sticky, syrupy stuff. We were brave and smelled it. He said, 'This is honey. This is honey pouring down our walls,'" said Andrea Isabell.

Isabell said the family was shocked.

"I have three boys and they were wondering if we could set a tap up so we could just pour honey on our yogurt and granola in the morning. I wish we could. I wish we could share it, but they need a better home where they're safe and happy and not living with us," Isabell said.

Isabell said they did a little detective work and traced the bees to the top of the house.

She said they had seen a rogue bee now and then near the attic, but never thought much of it.

They called in Allan Lattanzi from Yerkes Honey Farms in Collegeville, who is affectionately known as "The Bee Man."

He came out for a thermal scan and an assessment.

He believes there's a colony in there and will come back for an extraction.

"The bees become my girls," Lattanzi said. "I will take them home and they will become a honey producer for me. I will make a colony."

The next step is removal, or what he calls a "cutout."
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