This woman had some 20,000 bees as uninvited hitchhikers on her car and they decided to stay for a couple of days.
When Pembrokshire Coast National Park Ranger Tom Moses drove by 68-year-old Carol Howarth’s Mitsubishi Outlander his eyes must have popped out of his head. The grandmother had stopped for some shopping in West Wales, UK when she herself noticed an unusually large gathering of bees swarming her vehicle.
It appeared as if a queen bee had become trapped somewhere on her car and the rest of the hive wasn’t leaving their matriarch behind, no matter what the cost, and this is what it looked like:
Moses called the local beekeepers association and they attempted to capture and save some of the mass of bees, some suffering multiple stings. The crazy part was that the bees had returned by morning!
With the bee specialists back on the job it was discovered that a queen bee had been somehow stuck along the rear of the car.
Roger Burn from the Pembrokeshire Beekeepers Association said, “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 (Trunk or hatch) wiper blade or perhaps the hinge”