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Thousands Of Angry Bees Have Made This Family Afraid To Go Outside

You get a bee! And you get a bee!

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This would be a pleasant view out of Steve Hampson and Margo McBurnie's window if it weren't for the THOUSANDS OF BEES BLOCKING THE VIEW.

Margo McBurnie

The St. Thomas, Ontario, couple have spent the last week besieged by the little stingers after some tree trimmers took down the hive.

The colony actually moved in a year ago to a tree in front of their property.

"The bees never bothered anybody," Hampson told BuzzFeed Canada. "It was a nice big healthy colony of bees."

Or it was, until a storm last week broke the branch above the hive. A tree service company came in to remove the branch, and the hive ended up going with it.

Like, lots of bees. Thousands. And without their queen, they've just been hanging around in clumps on the family's house.

They're also pretty pissed off. The day the hive came down Hampson's daughter along with his mother-in-law and her boyfriend tried going for a swim in the backyard.

His mother-in-law — who's allergic to bees — found herself rushing for her Epipen after getting stung three times. Nearly 80, she eventually had to go to the hospital.

The bees have calmed down a bit since, but they haven't gone anywhere. "There’s one large clump right in front of our front door, so nobody using that door," said Hampson, adding that his wife and daughter are "terrified" to go outside.

Hampson reached out to a nearby apiary to deal with the bees. They're either going to lure them into a box with a new queen or simply vacuum them up and relocate them.

Margo McBurnie

Either way, the family will be bee-free soon, but Hampson is upset the tree company messed with their home in the first place.

"There was no need to remove this perfectly healthy natural hive."

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