Long Live The Queen!


This swarm of bees follows car for 2 days to rescue queen trapped in back.
Carol Howarth, 65, was amazed when she saw so many insects flew down onto her silver Mitsubishi Outlander, covering the back end of the vehicle.
A team of three beekeepers, a national park ranger and members of the public helped to capture and contain the swarm inside a cardboard box.
Tom Moses, saw the buzzing hubbub and concerned that the bees might be poorly handled, called in a team of beekeepers.
“It 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.”
“I 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.

It looked like the Queen Bee was trapped inside so even the following day, Carol noticed that all bees came back so she called again the beekeepers and in the end, the adventurous queen and her subjects were reunited without harm.
“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.” said Roger Burns of Pembrokeshire Beekeepers.

Yulia Khoma