The owner was in for a surprise when they returned to their BMW X1.
Normally, a BMW X1 won't create a lot of buzz in a parking lot. However, it's not every day you see one get attacked by thousands of bees. Footage shared by Manchester Evening News shows a swarm of bees covering the back window of a BMW X1 parked outside an office block in Manchester, UK, turning the compact SUV into a makeshift beehive. As crowds gathered to watch the bizarre scene, a beehive keeper arrived and tried to coax the bees into a cardboard box.
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Michael Hewitt said he noticed a 'commotion' outside the office when he returned from his lunch break and discovered the BMW beehive.
"There were a lot of people outside and the bees were quite airborne then," he said "I think the queen had landed on the car and then all the other bees followed. There was easily thousands of them. There have been lots of people watching. There is a beekeeper at the moment trying to get them all into a box which is hilarious. There are still at least a thousand on the car outside at the moment."
No injuries were reported, but we can only imagine how the owner of the X1 must have reacted when he found his X1 covered in thousands of bees. It's not known how long it took to contain the bees.
A couple of months ago, the owner of a Buick Century in New Mexico found himself in a similar situation when he found 15,000 honey bees swarming inside the sedan.
Coincidentally, Lamborghini recently announced its own bee-related project. A few years ago, Lamborghini installed a beehive outside its headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese. Years later, the beehive has grown from eight hives to twelve and has a population of around 600,000 bees. No, we never expected Lamborghini to study bees as a side-project either.