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Wednesday, 25 May 2016
He got bees on his tale – 20 000 swarm chasing a car!
Bees are loyal and they follow their queered regardless of where she goes. This particular bee queen got into a Mitsubishi Outlander car and stayed there for 2 days. What happened next is scary and shocking.
A man drove away from the bee farm not having a clue of the passenger he has taken. The queen bee in this car! What a surprise! In the morning he found 20 000 bees sitting on his car and not willing to move away. The swarm followed the car around for 2 days. The owner had to call professional bee keepers to solve the problem. Here is what one of them says:
“I got about 15 or 20 stings for my trouble. I then left the cardboard box on the roof while we waited for the last few hundred bees to leave the boot but then a gust of wind blew it off and the queen fled back to the boot again.
Unfortunately I had to go to dinner so another beekeeper took up the watch however eventually the car owner returned and drove off without realising the queen was still hidden in the back.
I think the owner must have been a bit scared of the swarm that was hanging around and just wanted to get away without realising they were attracted the car because of the queen.
We were left with a swarm of queen-less bees in the box and then heard that the same car was spotted the very next day with a swarm all over the boot, still chasing it.”
Most likely the car owner thought his car was cursed or something! Two days in row bees hunted him down. Finally, they got the queen out and the bees left. What a nightmare adventure right in the middle of a big city and a busy street!