Barbecue beehive ‘bomber’ comes forward…
So, the bee story continues… The guy called himself Joshua Horton (22) came forward in attempt to clear up his name. “I don’t think people fully understand what actually happened…” – he says…
Without much delay, here is the news story.
Perth man Joshua Horton contacted ninemsn in response to dozens of angry comments, in some of which he was labelled “ignorant” and “cruel”. (Read all the comments here)
“I don’t think people fully understand what actually happened,” Mr Horton, 22, said.
“We really had no idea how many insects were under there.
“It wasn’t making much noise at all — I thought there was maybe 20 bees or a little paper wasp’s nest under there.”
In pictures that quickly circulated via email, Horton documented himself taping a cockroach bomb to a garden rake before pushing it underneath a barbecue cover last Wednesday. (See all the photos here)
When he returned minutes later, over 1000 dead bees littered the scene — and eight large combs of honey were left hanging from the barbecue’s wooden shelf.
The mechanical designer says the barbecue was last left unused for less than two months, and he was amazed that the huge hive had been built in such a small space of time.
“I couldn’t believe the sound coming from under there when I put the can underneath,” Mr Horton said.
“I know people are upset, but I guarantee that if we had known the size of the beehive we would have called the professionals in to remove them.”
Horton says he was intent on cleaning the barbecue because he needed it for a charity sausage sizzle last weekend.
Link to photo slideshow made by the news: http://tiny.cc/bees383
Hmm..not sure what to say on this… I am sticking to my story that the guy committed unnecessary act of cruelty. He knew there were bees there… If there were bees coming in and out – logically why do you think that is? Maybe, just maybe there could be a beehive there? Hmm…now how many bees do you think you will find even in a small beehive? Probably a lot…
Plus, judging by his initial comments he was pretty excited about the whole thing and nowhere did he mention his concern for the bees… or that “charity sausage sizzle” that he’s been cleaning the grill for…