Standing only a few feet away and you can hear them—bees and lots of them. There are more than 60,000 living inside the wall of David and Mary Stacks’ home.
Mary Stacks says, “I want them out of my house, before they go into my house and it's to the point that we can't do anything for them."
It's a problem, she says, they’ve dealt with for the past five years.
She explains, “Frustrating. You have to pick the time when you're coming to the end of the house, when you're doing anything like mowing the yard. There is no way we can make the repairs that have to be made this year."
There is at least a cavity filled with bees enough for one hive. Stacks says the problem is no one wants to come get it.
“I've been told by several beekeepers that the honey and the honeycomb is worth money,” she says. “I don't want the money, I just want the bees and honey out of there."
Arkansas State Plant Board Apiary Manager Mark Stoll works with honeybees and says when it gets into the structure; it's too much of a pesky problem for many beekeepers to deal with.
He says, “Liability for one and just to go out and get more bees to make honey, that's a big job to do that."
The bees are feeding off the soybeans and various plants near the Stacks' home.
She says, “It's getting to the point that I’m afraid they're getting too much there and they will come through the wall."
She says she's thankful they haven't yet.