A 25-year-old man from India found himself in a pickle after a swarm of bees decided to nest on his bum.
The hapless man was reportedly driving to a garage when the bizarre incident happened.
Velelhu from Kohima, Nagaland, can be seen with his behind covered in a huge clump of bees and the only reason we know this wasn’t made up was because of Velelhu’s “amused” passenger who took a video of it.
The video was posted with a comment: “We were on the way to garage when their queen came flying to me to eventually rest on Velelhu’s backside.
“Soon, scores of them joined her after struggling for a while he managed to grab the queen and tore her wings partially. He put her in a container and the rest of them soon flew into it.”
Fortunately for Velelhu, he was eventually able to drive away his unwelcome guests although they still protectively swarmed around their queen for about 30 minutes.
Velelhu locked himself inside his car out of a fear that more bees may make a beeline (pun intended) for his behind.
His passenger could be heard chuckling from behind the camera. He said: “We were amused and lucky to capture the rare natural phenomenon.”
Based on information from bee-commerce.com, one bee swarm can have up to 1,500 to 30,000 bees. Unfortunately, they don’t give advice on what to do if they decide to set up a hive on your bum.
They do have some suggestions on what to do if the bees set up in “an undesirable place,” and one’s bum definitely qualifies as that.
The advice goes: “Honeybees are beneficial pollinators and should be left alone and appreciated unless their nest is in conflict with human activity.
“If honey bees nest in the walls of a home, they can be removed or killed if necessary; however, it is advisable to open the area and remove the honey and combs or rodents and insects will be attracted.
“Also, without bees to control the temperature, the wax may melt and honey drip from the combs. After removal, the cavity should be filled with foam insulation, as the nest odor will be attractive to future swarms. You may want to seek the assistance of a professional beekeeper or exterminator.”
If Velelhu’s case, filling his cavity with foam insulation still doesn’t seem like the healthiest of solutions, either.
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