Mesa mom faces a sticky situation as the old beehive drips with honey on the patio

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Chandra Barnes pointed out where the honey rained down on the patio of her East Valley apartment. “You can’t really walk out here without getting sticky, coarse honey on your feet,” Barnes said.

Mesa’s mom first noticed the sticky thing about a month ago. A drop here. A drop there. And it didn’t stop.

There is honey on the wicker furniture, dripping down the walls and puddles on the floor. But, unfortunately, this is not the only problem. “Last week I came home with a line of ants coming from the front door, all the way to the patio,” Barnes said. “I found cockroaches in the kitchen and dead cockroaches there.”

According to Barnes, there was a beehive above her patio when she moved into the Talise apartment complex near Gilbert Road and University Drive in December. Pest control was called in to kill the bees, but that only solved part of the problem.

The frustrated mum insists she reported the problem several times to apartment staff, but no one came to clean up the honey and remove the hive. “They’re not doing anything right now, and I don’t know how long it will take them to get someone to take care of it,” Barnes said. “It’s a huge, sticky mess.”

Arizona’s family contacted apartment staff and were told they could not speak to the media. Shortly after, Barnes said she was contacted by the apartment manager and told that a crew would be dispatched immediately to drill a hole in the patio roof to clean up the honey and fix it.

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