One thing’s for sure-bees are amazing and they are crucial for the balance of plant life. They also make honey and pollinate flowers. But, they’re also one of the most devoted creatures in the world. Their devotion is so strong that they’re willing to go after a car for two days to rescue their queen trapped in the back of the car.
Below, check out the video to see how Carol Howarth’s Mitsubishi looked like for two days!
Swarm of Bees Trying to Save their Queen
While doing some shopping, Carol Howarth parked her Mitsubishi in Haverfordwest, Wales. Believe it or not, a storm of 20,000 bees flooded the back of her car and were swarming around.
Tom Moses, a local passer-by saw the swarm and was concerned that someone may mishandle the bees so he called beekeepers to handle them adequately. He said that the view was spectacular.
He wasn’t the only one who was surprised- other people were also slowing down with their cars and taking pictures.
Moses was concerned that someone might do something inadequate with the bees and maybe hurt themselves or the bees. By the time the car owner came back, the beekeepers were already handling the situation.
Afterwards, she went into her car and drove home.
The Bees Appeared Again!
The next day, some of the bees had followed Howarth home! So, she needed to call the beekeepers again to find out what was happening.
According to Roger Burns from Pembrokeshire Beekeepers, the queen bee was probably attracted by something sweet in the car and got into a gap on the boot’s wiper blade or the hinge. So, the worker bees were trying to save her.
Bees are devoted to their queen and have an amazing work ethic and are one of the hardest workers on earth. Namely, they need to fly more than once around the globe to make only one pound of honey.
However, an average bee will make 1/10th of a tsp of honey during their lifetime. When on a collection trip, a honeybee can visit from 50 to 100 flowers.
The Importance of the Queen Bee
A bee colony contains from 25,000 to 100,000 bees, depending on the time of the year. This colony has one queen and the rest are worker bees. The queen bee can live for several years unlike the standard few weeks for worker bees.
This is the only egg-laying bee and it’s the busiest during the summer period when the hive needs to preserve their optimal strength. The queen bee can lay up to 2000 eggs per day!
Burns explains that it’s natural for bees to follow the queen; however, this event to rescue the queen trapped inside a car was quite unusual and it’s even odder that it lasted for two days.
At the end, the queen bee was reunited with her bees without any harm.