It was an ultimate nightmare for Carol Howarth aged 65, as a swarm of bees chased her car for more than twenty-four hours.The incredible ordeal happened when she was returning home from a nature reserve. They chased the car because their queen got trapped in the boot of the vehicle.
More than 20,000 bees attacked her Outlander, and they covered entire back portion of the vehicle. Five beekeepers along with park wardens and passers worked for unending hours to capture the swarm in a cardboard so that they can be transported safely. At this time, Carol Howarth was busy shopping in a nearby mall.
Soon after this was achieved, the unexpected wind blew away the lid, and all the flies escaped except the queen who got lodged again in the car’s rear compartment.
Once she started the vehicle again, the swarm again started chasing the car.
According to Roger Burns, from Pembrokeshire Beekeepers Association, the queen might have found something attractive inside the car, and this might have compelled her to get into the boot’s viper blade. He believes that the point of attraction will be something which is so sweet in nature.
Roger told that this is his first experience in a lifetime, as he has never seen a swarm of bees chasing a vehicle for more than two days. He added that this showed the ultimate loyalty of these insects towards its trapped matriarch. He made it clear that the second day also the bees were seen following the car until their queen bee was set free.
Stories about bees loyalty towards their queen are very popular, and they have shown the same in real life too.