It is thought the bees took shelter from heavy rain
It is thought the took shelter from heavy rain

 

Thousands of bees had to be removed by pest controllers after setting up camp in the wheel arch of a sports car.

It is thought the was seeking shelter from a rain storm when they descended on the car park of Basingstoke Malls on Monday.

It took specialists two hours to move the bees into a bucket before taking them to a wood to be released.

Centre property administrator Sue Harris said: “Our manager joked they were looking for a MW.”

The bees were enticed into a bucket
The bees were enticed into a bucket

Pest controller Shane Jones, who dealt with the swarm, said: “We normally find them hanging on trees or on walls, but this one was special.

“People normally call us out to destroy things, but it’s nice to save and look after something.”

A security guard noticed the bees flying around near the wheelarch
A security guard noticed the bees flying around near the wheelarch

 

 

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