Got Bees? (More uses for infrared)

Home Inspector with A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc.

I was scanning a home during a normal inspection and the bright spot on the right caught my eye.  I took a closer look with a zoom camera lens and found the nonpaying tenants to the left.

Bee nest IR Bees Nest

They were up high enough that I may have missed them without the IR

They had not caused any damage that I could find, so an exterminator was called.  Always call a professional to deal with bees.  The sting factor is one thing but there are special rules in many states to deal with honey bees.


Comments (3)

Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I had a huge bee next in my chimney one time when I came home from vacation. The inside of the house was a mess. It took a couple of days to clean everything up. I love bees as long as they are outside pollinating the flowers -- LOL.

Dec 10, 2008 06:38 AM
Jim Allhiser
Perfection Inspection, Inc. - Salem, OR
Salem, Oregon Home Inspector

I have seen the same thing from the inside.  The nest was in the attic and warming up the sheet rock.  Nice pic.

Mar 13, 2009 10:04 AM
Brandon Clark
UTAH INFRARED Home and Building Inspections - Ogden, UT

Good Find! I always enjoy finding such unique things.

May 26, 2010 09:43 PM