Un­likely bee­hive sets Plaza carpark abuzz

Albany Extra - - Extra News - Shan­non Smith

The Feral Bee­keeper an­swered a dis­tress call un­like any other this week, when bees swarmed on a car out­side the Al­bany Plaza.

The bees gath­ered on the pas­sen­ger side win­dow of Kelly Rowe’s car on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Jonathan Jones is The Feral Bee­keeper and re­moves bee swarms in the Al­bany area free of charge, re­lo­cat­ing them to hives in the bush.

He said when he re­ceived the phone call from Ms Rowe, he thought it was some kind of Hal­loween prank.

“I have never re­moved a swarm off a car be­fore, so I used my usual tech­nique and hoped for the best,” he said.

Af­ter spray­ing the bees with honey wa­ter to make them lethar­gic, Mr Jones suc­cess­fully swept the swarm into a con­tainer to be trans­ported.

He was un­sure why ex­actly the bees had made their home on the car.

The Feral Bee­keeper had never re­moved bees off a car be­fore.

Pic­tures: Shan­non Smith

The bees on Kelly Rowe’s car.

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