Bees Absolutely Love the World’s Largest Gingerbread House

It's 39,201.8 cubic feet.
It's 39,201.8 cubic feet. Photo: Traditions Club

The 1,800 pounds of butter, 3,000 pounds of brown sugar, and 22,304 pieces of candy used to construct the Guinness-certified largest gingerbread house in this Texas town have been garnering a lot of buzz. Like actual buzz, from honeybees. “We called in a beekeeper the other night and he said there was a cluster of about 2,000 bees,” says the general manager of the Texas A&M; Traditions Club, which sponsored the project. If those Red Hook bees that gorged on high-fructose corn syrup and dye No. 40 at the neighborhood maraschino-cherry factory a few years back ended up producing bright-red honey, you can be sure something really weird is about to go down in the apiaries of Bryan, Texas. [Today, Related]