Imagine finding out that thousands of Italians have been hiding out, down the back of your house, making honey.
That's exactly what happened to a family in South Auckland who found close to 80,000 Italian honey bees had built a monster hive off the side of their deck.
It's called a feral hive and beekeepers reckon it's been there for close to two years.
But Toafa Faimalo-Tai and her family had no idea because their trellis was covered with a big tarp.
Rose Weir, a local beekeeper, says at more than a metre, the hive is one for their record books.
The plan is to try and move it once winter sets in and get this - not one person's been stung yet.