Thursday, 26 May 2016

Bee swarm clinging to car boot has Welsh town abuzz

Park ranger and beekeepers help remove thousands of bees after queen was thought trapped in back of a car in Haverfordwest

Press Association
Tuesday 24 May 201617.37 BST
Last modified on Wednesday 25 May 201609.57 BST

Thousands of bees left a town buzzing after swarming on to the boot of a car.

The insects are believed to have swarmed on to the back of a silver Mitsubishi Outlander after their queen got stuck in its boot.

Tom Moses, a ranger at the Pembrokeshire coast national park, noticed a “brown splodge” on the back of the car after the owner parked it in Haverfordwest to do some shopping. When he looked closer, he realised it was a swarm of bees – thought to number more than 10,000.

Moses, 41, said: “I have never seen that many bees in one spot. It was very unusual and then you go and take a closer look, it is quite spectacular.

 “They were packed in quite tight and covered a couple of square feet. There was a lot of buzzing and moving.

“It was interesting to see such a natural phenomenon but there were a lot of people around and I was a bit worried of the bees and the people passing by, their children stopping to look at it. It was the middle of a town and outside a pub. I thought that someone might do something stupid.”

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