100,000 Bees Swarm Georgia Home - Again
By Kelly Fisher
May 10, 2021
Within just a few years, a Georgia woman encountered several unbelievably massive swarms of bees in her house.
The latest swarm included more than 100,000 of them.
But even that didn’t surpass a 2017 infestation that was estimated to include about 120,000.
"Four years ago, in May of 2017, we had a really big hive taken out, a couple years later we had a smaller one taken out, then a week or so ago we had a smaller one taken out, and then this one ... hopefully is the grand finale," Lisa Ohrmundt told CNN. "You see them going in and out and you think — that's odd! This time a lot of bees kept getting in our house — any given day there would be 20 to 25 bees at the base of our sliding glass door."
Still, the bees don't always reach six figures. On average, she said about 40,000 bees will “set up shop.”
Neighbors reportedly told Ohrmundt that the previous owners of her Decatur house also had problems with bees. But officials from Georgia Bee Removal told CNN that there’s no particular reason that thousands of bees seem to gravitate to that house.
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