Thousands of bees cling to vehicle

Apr 30, 2010 Full story: WDTN-TV Dayton 20

A beekeeper came to the rescue after a sport utility vehicle was swarmed by thousands of bees.

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“Karmas!”

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KarmaVille

#1 Apr 30, 2010
How fortunate for the SUV!

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#2 Apr 30, 2010
i would be freaked out by this,,,,,,,,, i don't really like bees,,,, and i hate wasps,,,, so does anyone know why they do this??

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Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#3 Apr 30, 2010
stacked and proud wrote:
i would be freaked out by this,,,,,,,,, i don't really like bees,,,, and i hate wasps,,,, so does anyone know why they do this??
It might be that the bees were initially attracted to the sweet smell of the ethylene glycol antifreeze or the warmth of the engine compartment.

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#4 Apr 30, 2010
spartanman wrote:
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It might be that the bees were initially attracted to the sweet smell of the ethylene glycol antifreeze or the warmth of the engine compartment.
okay,,,,,, i don't want any of that near me or my car,,,, thank you ,,,,:)

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Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#5 Apr 30, 2010
stacked and proud wrote:
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okay,,,,,, i don't want any of that near me or my car,,,, thank you ,,,,:)
I can't say as though I blame you. I have had two occasions where I received over 100 stings. Once from an underground yellow jacket nest and once from a paper wasp nest. Good thing I wasn't allergic. My dad used to keep bees too.

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#6 Apr 30, 2010
spartanman wrote:
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I can't say as though I blame you. I have had two occasions where I received over 100 stings. Once from an underground yellow jacket nest and once from a paper wasp nest. Good thing I wasn't allergic. My dad used to keep bees too.
what do you do?? do you deal with this stuff daily?? oh man,,,,, i could never,,,,,,,,, i can't stand them,,,,, 100 stings,,?? oh my god!! that's not even funny!! not a good day out honey :(

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Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#7 Apr 30, 2010
stacked and proud wrote:
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what do you do?? do you deal with this stuff daily?? oh man,,,,, i could never,,,,,,,,, i can't stand them,,,,, 100 stings,,?? oh my god!! that's not even funny!! not a good day out honey :(
No, I was a youngster and accidentally got tangled up in a nest each time. I'll have you know it was NOT fun. I was a swollen puffy kid stuck in bed for about a week from the yellow jacket incident. I always loved the outdoors so I've had all kinds of bug bites, snake bites and even a baby woodchuck bite.
Felicia

United States

#8 Apr 30, 2010
That would be so scarey!
Parden pard

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Apr 30, 2010
It's a good thing that those wild bees will have a hive to work from.We need the bees to pollinate our stuff. (thank God they're coming back).

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Indianapolis, IN

#10 Apr 30, 2010
Um, yeah. All right. I'm, uh, going to 'bee' late getting my TPS reports in today.

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Kempton, PA

#11 Apr 30, 2010
Maybe they thought the vehicle was a VW Beetle.

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#12 Apr 30, 2010
stacked and proud wrote:
i would be freaked out by this,,,,,,,,, i don't really like bees,,,, and i hate wasps,,,, so does anyone know why they do this??
it is when&where the "queen" has alited and her hive swarms around her ,, the bee colony was on the move , common very common very relatively safe just do not disturb

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#13 Apr 30, 2010
We have a tree that 'collects' bee swarms several times yearly in the Spring and Summer. Just like tally said, a bee colony will sometimes leave their hive in search of new quarters, and when the queen lights to rest, the other bees swarm around her. Once rested, they will leave to resume their search.

They are usually calm, but pushing the lawnmower under the limb they are resting on is bothersome. I am always glad to be out from under them. Sometimes 'chunks' of bees come loose and fall, then fly around til they light again.

“yikes”

Since: Apr 10

school of hard knocks

#14 Apr 30, 2010
Uh Clem wrote:
Um, yeah. All right. I'm, uh, going to 'bee' late getting my TPS reports in today.
you must NOT have gotten the memo???
storm warning

Tomah, WI

#15 May 1, 2010
the light color of the car might be one of the things they liked, insects perceive color differently than we do
storm warning

Tomah, WI

#16 May 1, 2010
a flock of guinea hens would have had a field day they love bees, hornets etc

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Kalamazoo, MI

#17 May 1, 2010
I don't really have another comment on this at this time. I just want my icon troll to spend his/her time marking one of my posts:-)

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#18 May 1, 2010
spartanman wrote:
I don't really have another comment on this at this time. I just want my icon troll to spend his/her time marking one of my posts:-)
ha/ha/ha/ha I do the same go to some asinine thread just for the chase ...
Glasnos

Deltona, FL

#19 May 2, 2010
I recall a baseball game delayed decades ago, when a swarm of honeybees clung to the corner of one of the dugouts. It was actually interesting and educational, as there happened to be a beekeeper at the game, and the camera watched him, as he gently pushed the bees aside, until he found the queen, and moved her to a box. The other bees quickly surrounded her again, and he carried them out of the stadium.
It is ok in the north nowadays ... but would be dangerous in the southern states with africanized killer bees.

“...gotta love that sunshine...”

Since: Jun 08

..but hate the wind....

#20 May 2, 2010
Glasnos wrote:
I recall a baseball game delayed decades ago, when a swarm of honeybees clung to the corner of one of the dugouts. It was actually interesting and educational, as there happened to be a beekeeper at the game, and the camera watched him, as he gently pushed the bees aside, until he found the queen, and moved her to a box. The other bees quickly surrounded her again, and he carried them out of the stadium.
It is ok in the north nowadays ... but would be dangerous in the southern states with africanized killer bees.
They are headed that way. I read someone killed an alligator just South of Chicago in the past week. Six footer, I think it was...

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