Shopper returns to find 15,000 bees in his car
April 1, 2021 | 13 comments
Check your car for bees before driving away... Image Credit: Las Cruces Fire Department
A man in New Mexico popped into a store for 10 minutes and returned to find his car full of honey bees.
The peculiar incident, which happened at the Albertsons parking lot in Las Cruces, started out innocently enough with the unnamed man parking his vehicle to do some quick shopping.
When he came out a mere ten minutes later, he didn't immediately notice that anything was amiss and had even started to drive away when he glanced back and noticed that the entire rear of his car was swarming with thousands of bees.
Unsure what to do about the situation, he opted to call 911.
As luck would have it, firefighter Jessie Johnson, who also happened to be a beekeeper, was able to remove the bees from the car and place them inside an empty hive box so that they could be taken to a more suitable location.
According to Johnson, the bees were most likely swarming with a queen and had been looking for a new home, which had thankfully also made them more docile and easier to deal with.
This didn't stop the bees from dishing out a couple of stings, however.
Source: The Guardian
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