“The next day I realized that some of the bees had followed me home,” Howarth said. Beekeepers arrived a second time to sort out the situation for good.“We think the queen bee had been attracted to something in the car, perhaps something sweet, and had got into a gap on the boot’s wiper blade or perhaps the hinge,” says Roger Burns of Pembrokeshire Beekeepers. “The swarm of around 20,000 had followed her and were sat around on the boot of the car.”
Pembrokeshire Beekeepers managed to figure out the situation and get the bees and their queen to a hive.
“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,” said Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Burns. “It was quite amusing.”