When faced with a swarm of bees, many people would run away. Or, set fire to anything and everything near the bees — and then run away. But not everyone is Nima Alizadeh.
Bunz has more than 50,000 members who list items for trade but there’s also the occasional post seeking help for odd tasks — like moving bees.
“He asked if anyone had any knowhow or knew something about bees — I didn’t,” Alizadeh told BuzzFeed Canada. But he didn’t let that stop him.
“I just dove right in. I was never really afraid of getting stung,” he said. “They’re just crawling on you, buzzing. They’re really
The going got easier after a security guard lent Alizadeh a pair of leather gloves. An hour or so later, they were all in the box.
“I look in the cupholder and there’s still one bee left,” he said.
So Alizadeh — who by this point is basically a certified bee whisperer — coaxed the bee onto his finger and drove back with it perched there to add it to the box.
So why did he do it? Just an admirable sense of altruism and community spirit.
“I was compelled because Bunz is just that sort of community. If you’re there, and you can help, you kind of have the obligation to help.”