Bees Take Over Porsche

A woman doing errands in her Porsche was very surprised to find thousands of bees massing togetherin the back of her vehicle. Initially she assumed it was just a few buzzing around outside the vehicle and when they dispersed, she continued on her way. However, after her child notified her that the bees had not gone away, but were actually forming in a tight bunch in the hatchback area, she knew she had a problem. Handling the bees in an aggressive and damaging way was not acceptable to the Pest Control Manager who answered her phone call, as he was aware of the large declines in bee populations recently.

He didn’t have a product that could cause the bees to vacate the car without harming them, so he called a beekeeper. A special vacuum was used to gently suck them up, and they were relocated without harm. Not all people are aware of the large dip in bee populations, called Colony Collapse Disorder. Luckily, the pest control manager did know and respected the bees enough to make the right choice in how to deal with them. Instead of having pest control personnel kill them, it may be much wiser to call a beekeeper if you ever have such a bee situation. Bees in spring often leave their old hives and set out to establish a new one.

The video shows a similar bee vacuum relocation project.

Image Credit: Public Domain

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898 comments

Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M5 years ago

Happy to know that a bee keeper was brought in to remove the bees from the porsche (the bees have good taste), and moved them to a different location. The video was very informative!
Thanks Jake.

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paul m.
paul m5 years ago

Good choice of car ,,,Bees ,,Nice one ..

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Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago

THANK YOU FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING!

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Donna C.
Donna C5 years ago

What a fascinating story. I have a new sense of wonder about bees.

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Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T6 years ago

Great article and video, thank you..

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jessica w.
jessica w6 years ago

thanks

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Renato G.

WOW !!!!! ... indeed ...

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Aina Taurina
Aina Taurina6 years ago

How many plants you know that rise "fruit" without bees or any other insect? I'll start...
1) wheat - pollen trasported by wind only. We use wheat to bake white bread, cereals, biscuits, flour
2) oats - pollen transported by wind only. We use oats for cereal, porridge.
3) rice - pollen transported by wind only. We use rice for many tasty and edible food.
4) tomatoes - selfpollen, need just short thrill. Very popular vegetable for salads, ketchup.
About honey. Could you pur your hand on your heart and say: Yes, I eat a teaspoon of honey every day!
If we eat honey, there won't be any problem with beekeeping and making more peaceful bees by scientists-biologists :)
Good luck, dear enthusiasts!

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jane richmond
jane richmond6 years ago

cute

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Zee Kallah
.6 years ago

I find bees to be very gentle creatures, if you don't scare them!

I like to let them rest on my arm.

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