Turns out you can’t get much more loyal pals then a hive of bees, after a queen bee got trapped in the back of a 4×4 car, her hive of humble followers chased the vehicle… for two days.
The swarm of around 20,000 bees clung to the vehicle, refusing to leave until their queen was returned to them. It took five different beekeepers, park rangers and passers-by to coax them off into a cardboard box, however the wind blew it off the car and the damn queen got back into the silver Mitsubishi Outlander’s boot.
It was not to bee. What a bee-tastrophy!
— Greigsy (@Greigsy) May 24, 2016
But how did the queen bee get in the damn boot?
“We think the queen had been attracted to something in the car, perhaps something sweet, and had got into a gap on the boot’s wiper blade or perhaps the hinge,” 65-year-old retired doctor Roger told Metro.
“The swarm of around 20,000 had followed her and were sat around on the boot of the car. I brought over a cardboard box and carefully brushed them into there as quickly as possible as I was aware it was a big swarm in the middle of the high street.
Uber, but for BEES https://t.co/Y1K8W1xfpP
— Ben Lamb (@bennyfactor) May 24, 2016
“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.”
Header via Metro UK.