A woman spotted honey trickling down a bedroom wall only to discover 35,00 bees had set up home in her ceiling.
Brooklyn-based Cherisse first noticed the insects around her New York apartment about a year ago, but thought nothing of it.
It wasn't until she saw beads of honey dropping down her bedroom wall that she discovered the 35,000 honey bees and called a beekeeper.
Astonishing footage shows pest controller Mickey Hegedus, 52, cutting a 4ft-hole in Cherisse's ceiling to find the swarm of insects.
Mickey sucked the bees - which he believes had been there for around two years - into a box using a special low-pressure vacuum
Third-generation beekeeper Mickey, known as Mickey the Beekeeper, said it was a big shock
He estimates he also found 60 to 70lbs of honey - most of which Cherisse scooped into jars.
Mickey sucked the bees - which he believes had been there for around two years - into a box using a special low-pressure vacuum.
Third-generation beekeeper Mickey said: "It was a big shock.
The woman saw honey dripping down her bedroom walls and was stunned to discover 35,000 BEES living in her ceiling
60-70lbs of honey was discovered, but Mickey kept some for the bees
"I think the bees would have been there for two years or so without her realising and by the time I went there last week there must have been 35,000 there.
"I haven't seen anything this big in a long time and I have never pulled them out with that much honey.
"I had to be very careful that it didn't just all come crashing out. It was a slow process - it took about six hours.
Mickey Hegedus, the beekeeper, said he hadn't seen anything this big in a long time
"Cherisse kept most of it. I took a lot out and I kept around 20lbs for the bees because they needed some of it back."
She added: "You can still hear them buzzing, and there's honey on the wall."
The bees new home had to be more than two miles away from Cherisse's East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, apartment to ensure they would not return
Mickey transported the bees back to his home in Brooklyn where he keeps them in hives in his back garden.
Their new home had to be more than two miles away from Cherisse's East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY, apartment to ensure they would not return.