was spectacular. I was driving through when I spotted the big brown
splodge,” he said. "A lot of people were really amazed by it,
cars were slowing down and people were taking pictures of it."
was a little bit concerned, with it being in the middle of town
outside a pub, that someone might do something stupid and get hurt or
do something stupid and hurt the bees," he said.
the beekeepers on the job, by the time Howarth returned the situation
appeared to be resolved.
no. The swarm kept her in their sights and managed to track her down.
next day I realized that some of the bees had followed me home,”
she said. So she summoned the beekeepers, who arrived ready for
think the queen bee 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,” says Roger Burns of Pembrokeshire
Beekeepers. “The swarm of around 20,000 had followed her and were
sat around on the boot of the car.”
the end, the adventurous queen and her subjects were reunited without
says that it was the strangest bee-thing he’d seen in three decades
of beekeeping. “It is natural for them to follow the queen but it
is a strange thing to see and quite surprising to have a car followed
for two days. It was quite amusing.”