A man from New Mexico was left in complete shock after he found 15,000 bees inside his vehicle after finishing grocery shopping.
The man, who wants to remain anonymous, said that he found the bees inside his car after returning to his vehicle in the parking lot of the storm.
The man left a window down in a Buick while he made 10-minute stop at an Albertsons Supermarket in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
It was not until he had started to drive away that he noticed that something was amiss.
Jesse Johnson, an off-duty firefighter and paramedic who loves beekeeping, said:
Then he turned back and looked and like was, ‘Holy cow!’. He called 911 because he didn’t know what to do.
37-year-old Johnson said that he got a call about the incident and decided that he could remove the bees safely from the vehicle and relocate them at his property.
He did this because he would “do anything to keep people from killing the bees”.
It is common in the spring for bees to split as they follow their new queen to another location.
The bees that Johnson rescued weighed collectively around 3.5 pounds.
The man thinks they might have come from a gutter system or a home in the neighborhood.
The good thing is that the bees were removed from the car without any serious incidents.
As for the man who was driving the car, he was completely scared because the car was borrowed from a friend.
Johnson wore a white beekeeper’s jacket and veil.
He then approached the car with an empty hive box, which he had treated with lemongrass oil.
It was later revealed by the fire department that around 15,000 bees were removed from the vehicle of the man.
No major injuries were reported in the incident, however, a couple of people, including the security guard of the supermarket and a firefighter were stung.
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