Bees invade Australian home

Thousands of bees have invaded a home near the Australian city of Newcastle and have left thick walls of honeycomb in the wall cavities, according to local media.

NEWCASTLE (Reuters) - Thousands of bees invaded a home near the Australian city of Newcastle and left thick walls of honeycomb in the wall cavities, local media reported, forcing homeowner Megan Sutherland to spend hours cleaning her house.

Speaking to local broadcaster Nine Network on Monday (Sept 25), Sutherland said she noticed the bees on Saturday outside the home and then found that the bees had set up their hive in the wall cavities of her house.

Sections of the plaster walls had to be cut open to remove the bees and honeycomb.

Sutherland said she has collected 30kg of honeycomb and several jars of honey.