Persistent swarm of bees follows car for two whole days
Carol Howarth from Haverfordwest in Wales parked her car so that she could quickly go to the store. But when she came back to the vehicle, thousands of little guests had come for a visit: an entire swarm of bees had settled down on the rear of her vehicle.
Local Tom Moses observed the scene in amazement, "It was spectacular! I drove past and just saw this huge brown blob. Many people stopped and took photos."
"But I was a bit worried: the car was directly in front of a pub and I was afraid someone would do something stupid like throw a bunch of hot water on the poor bees and then wind up getting hurt." That's why Tom decided to call a group of beekeepers and alert them of the situation. In the end, they were able to lure most of the bees into a box.
However, Carol was only able to use her car again for a short while. "The next day I noticed that the bees had followed me home," Carol explained. Once again, the beekeepers came to her aid.
"We think the bee queen was attracted by something in the car, probably something sweet. Then she got caught in a space between plastic coverings on the windshield wipers," said Roger Burns, one of the beekeepers. "The swarm of about 20,000 bees followed her and gathered at the trunk of the car."
They finally managed to free the queen and return home. But people will be talking about this incident in the small Welsh town for years to come. "It's completely natural for the bees to follow their queen," said Roger. "But it is strange and surprising to see that they followed a car for two whole days!" It must bee something in the Welsh water...