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Hull Woman Feeling The Sting After 20,000-Bee Swarm Nests In Her Car

Bad luck comes in many forms, but finding 20,000 bees casually turning your car into a nest ranks at the more bizarre end of things - and they're not easy to remove...

Remind me later

When you arrive back at home to your car one ordinary afternoon, just about the last thing you expect to find is that it’s been taken over by a 20,000-strong swarm of bees, but that’s exactly what happened to a woman in Hull this week.

First, we apologise for the awful artificial voiceover on the video. You’re better to turn the sound off and just check out the pics.

Shirley Taylor has something of a bee in her bonnet (sorry) after her Nissan Juke was rendered unusable by a swarm of worker bees, and they’re already producing wax and honey. Getting them to leave is going to be a bit tricky.

Image: Hull Daily Mail

Apparently the queen and her workers have moved into the cavities inside and beneath the bonnet, turning the Nissan into a big, blue pile of nope. Since bees are critical to ecosystems in Britain, you can’t just hose them off. The buzzword (sorry) is care. Professional bee-keepers are trying to comb (sorry) the bees out group by group, relocating them until the queen decides to leave on her own.

Poor Shirley, 57, can’t use the car until that happens, leaving her feeling a bit stung by the experience (sorry; last one). Bees can live in one place for years if they get comfortable. Imagine giving it back to the dealer at the end of your finance agreement…