Man Gets Entire Swarm Of Bees Stuck To His Bum
A young man from India was in for a nightmarish experience after a swarm of bees saw fit to make their home on his bottom. Check out the harrowing footage for yourself, if you dare - I'm not sure I can watch it again:
Twenty-five-year-old Velelhu from Kohima, Nagaland had reportedly been driving to a garage when the swarm took an unfortunate fancy to his bee-hind.
Alarming footage shows the seat of Velelhu's jeans completely covered with bees, and it's safe to say he wasn't exactly buzzing about his impromptu fashion accessory.
The video - which will make you itch in all sorts of inappropriate places - was captured by Velelhu's 'amused' passenger.
This amateur David Attenborough has since explained how the unusual occurrence took place, posting the video with the caption: "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."
Velelhu was fortunately able to evict his little stripy tenants. However, they proceeded to swarm protectively around their queen for a full 30 minutes.
He was even forced to lock himself in his car as he was fearful of attracting more bees to his derriere. And absolutely fair enough.
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The passenger, who can be heard chuckling away in the clip, said: "We were amused and lucky to capture the rare natural phenomenon."
According to the website bee-commerce.com, a swarm can contain approximately 1,500 to 30,000 bees including, workers, drones, and - at the centre of it all - a queen.
Sadly, bee-commerce.com doesn't give too much information about what to do if you find a hive is being set up on your bum.
However, there is some advice on what to do with bees which have established themselves in 'an undesirable place', which definitely covers bottoms in my book.
The site reads: "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."
It's unclear at the time of writing whether or not Velelhu has opted to, erm, fill the cavity in question with foam.
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