Los Cruz, N.M. – Shocking video and photos posted on social media, a duty firefighter helped clear a colony of bees that had gathered in a car parked at a supermarket in New Mexico.
The Los Cruces Fire Department (LCFT) has released photos of firefighter Jesse Johnson, who is a personal beekeeper as a beekeeper, attaching a large collection of bees together in a shopper’s car.
The LCFD says their department usually does not remove bees.
After blocking the area to keep people safe, the department says Johnson brought with him a hive kit with his beekeeping equipment, lemon oil, gloves and the right clothes to save the day.
The Las Cruces Fire Department in New Mexico says 15,000 bees were evacuated after a car was parked at a local grocery store. (Credit: via Tony Contreras Storyful)
“Johnson came up with the right tools for the business – a hive kit, lemon oil, gloves and the right clothing – and succeeded in removing the bees from the car and moving them to the most appropriate location, LCFT said. Wrote on Facebook. “An estimated 15,000 bees were removed and transferred to Johnson’s property outside the city limits. Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours when the bees were removed and rehabilitated.
Tony Contreras posted a video on Johnson’s Facebook saying, “These bees decided to rest in this lady’s car while we were shopping at our store.”
According to the LCFD, 15,000 bees were removed and transferred to Johnson’s property outside the city limits.
The story was reported in Los Angeles.