Bees swarm car, trapping family inside

Posted at 6:05 PM, May 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-21 18:06:30-04

Hell's Kitchen, NY -- It wasn't an accident that trapped a family in their car in New York City. Instead, it was giant swarm of bees.

An estimated 10,000 honey bees gathered on the side view mirror of the Volvo at Pier 52 on Sunday afternoon.

The family inside tried driving the vehicle around, even tried to shake the bees off. But nothing worked.

Eventually, they were able to climb out a driver's side window while police tried to remove the bees.

A police officer, who is also a bee keeper, was called in with a vacuum to suck off the bees and carry them away.

After clearing off the mirror, crews saw a small beehive located in the mirror. Experts believe the queen bee may have relocated onto the mirror from another hive and the other bees followed.