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Man in China unfazed by huge swarm of bees in his car

By T.K. Randall
April 12, 2023 · Comment icon 10 comments

Don't try this at home... Image Credit: YouTube / South China Morning Post / Newsflare
The excitable driver seemed more enthusiastic than nervous about driving with the insects in his vehicle.
For most people, the prospect of driving along a busy road with a large swarm of bees positioned just inches above their head would be the stuff of nightmares, but for one man in China recently, the prospect of such a scenario evoked feelings more of elation than that of fear and dread.

In a clip filmed on April 1st and distributed on social media, the man, who was driving along a rural road in eastern China's Anhui province at the time, gleefully laughed into the camera as he pointed out the huge mass of bees that had swarmed onto the roof of the inside of his vehicle.

The bees had reportedly entered the car the day before, but rather than having them removed, the man had chosen to drive anyway because he believed that having them there was good luck.
"Check them out! I'm going to be rich," he said.

It's certainly not unusual for bees to swarm at this time of the year as they search for a new site to build their hive with their queen, but driving with them inside the car is definitely ill-advised.

You can check out the clip for yourself below.



Source: SCMP.com | Comments (10)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
Calm is the only safe way to be around bees.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Scholar4Truth 1 year ago
When he gets stung i'm sure he would change his tune.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Vox 1 year ago
Everyone here should watch those videos of that American lady that saves the bees. Really insightful.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Gumball 1 year ago
I've seen one woman on Instagram and she has the worst, monotonous narrating voice for her videos.  I don't know how she does it but she drives me mental.  I start egging the bees on to get raging.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
My brother in law is a farmer and every year the bees in the area swarm.  If they swarm on his property he puts the new swarm in a box and leaves them for 24 hours, then he checks on them and sets up wax so they can make honey, which a bee keeper he knows comes and takes care of.   Last year the swarm turned out to be africanized bees.  When his helpers went to check on the bees after the 24 hours they flew out in a rage or what ever it is bees get when they are dangerous and the guys ran, but they ran past the dog pen and the dogs were at the fence barking.   The bees swarmed the dogs and... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Bed of chaos 1 year ago
Wait till he hits a pothole.
Comment icon #7 Posted by LadyPhoenix 1 year ago
Very cool!  No reason for him to panic, either.  It's just bees.  I had  swarm pass directly over me when in junior high, as in directly over, that I had to duck to avoid.  No panic, just checked our hives (wasn't one of them), contacted parents, and they didn't want to keep another one, so we contacted some people and a guy came and hot the hive out of one of our trees.  Very cool memory, no one stung, bees all safe, and we got to see the swarm up close.  People panic far too much about bees.  They are pretty safe insects overall, except for someone with allergies, and they don't wan ... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Desertrat56 1 year ago
My grandma and dad always had bee hives.   I was stung once from a bee at grandma's.  She somehow got a hive of aggressive bees (called africanized nowadays).  My dad helped her get rid of that bunch because they would chase the dogs and stung the cattle.    When I was in basic training I was standing next to a person who had never been around bees.  We were supposed to be at attention and a bee landed on each of her cheeks.  She slapped the bees and, of course, they stung her.  She had to go to the hospital.   2 days later she was back and the bees started coming around, they only bo... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by mysticwerewolf 12 months ago
having been a beekeeper in the past I have stood in the middle of a swarm of bees several  they are realtivly docile while in swarm formation  they have to carry enough food in their twin stomachs to feed the entire hive for at least a month and only sting when forced to (This does not count the African strain of bees only those three strains that were here before hand) but once they have started  making a hive and start dumping honey into the chambers then they are more dangerous when the hive is threatened or harassed or stepped on. but after twenty years of beekeeping. I would Not want t... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by LadyPhoenix 12 months ago
Oh, good grief!  The perfume is bad enough, nut panicking over a couple of bees?  My mother was highly allergic, and she didn't even do that! 


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