20K Bees Follow Car Around for Two Days
65-year-old Carol Howarth of Haverfordwest, England said she's "never seen anything like it" when a swarm of 20,000 bees followed her car around for two days earlier this week.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger Tom Moses noticed the swarm covering the back end of Howarth's Mitsubishi Outlander while it was parked outside of a pub. Moses and two members of the local Beekeepers' Association were able to capture and remove the 20,000 insects in a cardboard box.
Thinking the issue was resolved, Howarth drove home. The next day she discovered that the swarm had returned to cover her car. She then contacted the beekeepers a second time, who were able to remove the bees for good.
"One theory was that the queen was trapped in my car and the swarm were following," Howarth said. "But they couldn't find the queen anywhere so I've no idea if that was right. Apparently bees can swarm at this time of the year and it is a very strong instinct for them to follow the queen."
Read more at Telegraph.