Thousands of bees attack car in Hull 0

Thousands-of-bees-attack-car-in-HullA car in Hull has been invaded by a swarm of up to 20,000 bees.

Shirley Taylor said her Nissan, which she had parked outside the front of her house, had become the new residence of a local swarm of the flying insects.

Chairman of the Beverley Beekeepers’ Association, Chris Coulson, has been trying to lure the swarm out of the vehicle ever since.

He said the reasons for the invasion were unclear.

Mrs Taylor of Watt Street, said she was at work when she was alerted to the bees after she received a message from a neighbour telling to be careful of her car when she returned home.

“I just went indoors and closed all the windows and the neighbours did as well,” she said.

“It has been a bit of a hair-raising experience.

“There were thousands all over the place and I have been stung and my daughter and granddaughter also got stung.

“It is like Nightmare on Watt Street.”

Mrs Taylor said: “I did ask ‘why pick on my car?’ but my husband, who is a bit of a joker, said it was because of all the Bee Gees CDs in the car.”

Bee expert, Mr Coulson, said bees usually swarm when their hives grow too large and a colony leaves to form a new one.

However, he said he had never seen such a large swarm descend on a car before.

“These cars have all kind of recesses and the bees seem to have gone into every one they could find.

“We are trying to make them fly. In the box on top of the car we have young bees, some eggs and things like that and the bees in the car will hopefully try to cover those to make sure they don’t die.”

He said he hoped they could remove the bees and find them a “more acceptable” new home.

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