Thousands of bees swarm into car in Hull

Posted: 13 Jun 2017

Thousands of bees swarm into car in Hull

Shirley Taylor just so happens to be a customer of ours and after seeing the major inconvenience and trouble that she has gone through we thought we'd contact her to offer a full car valet and a full vehicle health check, especially the engine.

Shirley has responded gratefully and will be bringing her car to one of our 3 sites in Hull once the bees have fully been removed.

Also our supplier of paint protection (Supagard) has even offered to supply us with a FREE kit to apply to Shirley's Nissan Juke.

A swarm of up to 20,000 bees has taken over a car in Hull.

Shirley Taylor said the bees took residence in her Nissan car parked outside her front door in Watt Street, on Sunday.

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

He said it was not clear what had attracted the bees to the vehicle and it could take a while to clear them.

Mrs Taylor said the bees had arrived on Sunday when she received a message from a neighbour warning her to be careful of her car when she got home.

'Nightmare on Watt Street'

"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."

Bees on a car in Hull
Bees being smoke out of a car

Mr Coulson said bees usually swarm when their hives get too large and a colony breaks away 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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