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18/05/2014 07:08 BST | Updated 18/05/2014 07:59 BST

Bees Swarm Portsmouth Student's Car, Bonnet Jokes Ensue (VIDEO)

This is the rather remarkable moment a Portsmouth student's car was swarmed by 20,000 bees.

George Neal's housemate, Rory Edwards, was forced to ring pest control after the insects made an unscheduled stopover on their way to another hive.

Edwards told ITV: "It was a bit of a strange sight. The bees were pretty timid though - they weren't really interested in anything but George's car. Maybe they wanted a lift.

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"Although none of us are allergic, we thought George probably would not want his car covered in a swarm of bees. He did literally have a bee in his bonnet though."

The phenomenon is relatively common this time of year as swarms accompany their queen to new hives.

Last week a Topshop store in London's Victoria Street was 'attacked' by bees.