Jeremy Clarkson has found out the hard way that owning a bee farm is a risky business.
The former Top Gear presenter has recalled a very painful – and embarrassing – incident that happened on his farm, which is home to 250,000 of the honey-making stingers.
Speaking to The Sun, Jeremy revealed one stung him on the bum after getting caught in his beekeeper suit, admitting he thinks the bees “hate” him.
He said: “Even though I wear my full bee suit they worked out how to get into it. I don’t want to be lavatorial, but last time I went there, they normally get me on the ankle — the bit between the training shoe and the bottom of the suit.
“They’ve worked out that’s literally my Achilles heel. But this time I wore Wellingtons and I thought, ‘Ah that’ll stop them’.
“The bee got in the bottom, crawled up the Wellington, up the jeans trouser until it got between there and my T-shirt where it found an interesting crack, down it went and then stung me. And when you’re in a bee suit you can’t get the bee out.”
He added: “I knew it was there dying in my underpants. I just thought, ‘God this honey better sell’. It does taste nice.”
Jeremy’s farm adventures are being filmed for a new Amazon Prime series, following the success he has had with The Grand Tour on the streaming service.
He bought the Cotswold farm over 10 years ago, and opened his own farm shop back in September.