My grandmother has lived in her home for over 60 years.
It was my mom’s childhood home and my grandmother refused to leave.
When my grandfather passed away, my mom and I asked her if she wanted to live with one of us, but she said no and wanted to remain in her own space. Luckily, the house isn’t far from my mom’s house so she can check on my grandma at any given time. Anyway, my grandma mentioned that she had some bees in a tree in her yard. At the time she told us, I didn’t think anything of it. After all, the house is in a rural area and bees are a regular thing in that region. We were shocked to discover that it wasn’t just a few bees, it was an entire hive, and it required a residential bee removal company. After contacting a few bee removal companies, my mom found a local beekeeper instead. Best of all, the beekeeper offered to remove the hive for free as long as they were honey bees. Thankfully, they were, and it was an easy removal for the beekeeper. My grandmother was so happy that the bees were gone and when we asked her again if she wanted to finally leave the house, she again said no. The honey bees were not a danger to her, in fact bees are typically docile unless they feel threatened. But if this was a wasp nest that grew out of control, that could have been a danger to my grandmother. I just hope that one day soon, she will be open to moving out of that house so we can better keep an eye on her.