In a shocking incident, thousands of bees were seen attacking a car. Find out why?
While it won’t be surprising for you to hear of ancient stories related to valiant armies ferociously protecting their king or queen, ready to combat any threat against royalty, you would definitely be astonished to find out that the same chivalry has just been displayed by a swarm of bees and this actually happened a few days ago.
To you and me, a Mitsubishi Outlander may seem a car but to this aggressive bunch of bees, it was a metal fortress which had captured their queen. Thousands of bees attacking a car is really weird, read on to find out why.
1 Why Were Thousands of Bees Following the Car
The Mitsubishi Outlander in question belonged to a 68-year-old grandmother, Carol Howarth, who hadn’t the faintest idea what was really going on. Why was a huge swarm of bees attacking the car? They were actually following and clinging on to her car.
Little did Carol know that during the day’s visit to a nature reserve she had a royal passenger who didn’t really want to be there. When she stopped her car in Haverfordwest in West Wales to go shopping, the swarm multiplied to thousands of bees collecting on her car. What exactly was happening? When she had left the park, initially she had an idea that a swarm of bees had collected on the booth of her car. She promptly sped away and the bees followed suit.
2 Park Ranger Tom Moses Steps In To Save the Bees
It was then that a forest ranger, Tom Moses, who works at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, decided to get involved and find out the crux of the problem. His curiosities were also fueled by the fact that someone might just do something stupid and make the situation even worse. His worry wasn’t for humans it was for the bees.
According to Tom, bees are slowly diminishing in number due to encroachment on their natural habitat and agriculture. He just couldn’t bear to see someone get the bright idea of spraying insecticide or throw boiling water over them.
3 This Is Why the Bees Were Swarming the Car
Tom immediately called for reinforcements from the Pembrokeshire Beekeepers Association who swept off all the bees into a box. But was that the end of the story? No!! The next day the bees were back again swarming all around the parked car. So back came the bee keepers again to free Carol’s car from the bees. What the beekeepers felt was that the bees might have sensed that the queen was trapped or had ventured into the car and that’s why they were following her. Bees in vast numbers are known to follow the queen whenever she shifts her hive.
Roger Burns of the Pembrokeshire Beekepers Association felt that the queen might have been attracted to something sweet inside the car and may have got stuck in the hinge of the windows or trapped somewhere inside the car. Although he did try his best to locate the problem, he did get stung no less than 20 times for his trouble.
4 Watch the Video to see thousands of bees attack this car
Although the beekeepers felt that their queen might have regarded the inside of the Mitsubishi as a great new location for a hive. The car might have been warm and perfect as an atmosphere required for a queen bee. Although beekeeper Roger Burns mentioned that it was quite natural for bees to behave in such a manner, it was unusual for them to do something like that for two days. ‘It was quite amusing’ he remarked.
However, the beekeepers just couldn’t locate the queen which was definitely disappointing for all concerned especially the thousands of loyal bees. They just couldn’t find her. Disappointing ending, no doubt but all the same this definitely was an interesting incident. Watch the actual incident of thousands of bees attacking a car captured live on the video below.