Subway Station Swarmed With Bees After Man Kicks Open Beehive


Hangzhou, Zhejiang – May 10, 2015 – Around 1pm, a beehive containing over a hundred bees was kicked open within Hangzhou’s Jiangling Station subway stop B terminal. Two security officers, two station personnel, and one passenger suffered bee stings, though none of the injuries were serious.

A man carrying a microwave oven box was stopped by staff at the subway’s safety checkpoint. The staff unexpectedly discovered that the box was full of bees, and immediately detained the man, informing him that he was unable to enter the subway.

Undeterred, the man began to explain to the subway staff that he was carrying the bees in order to do a business transaction, and that before he’d set off he’d secured the box of bees. He argued that there would be no problem. The subway staff were unable to persuade the man and called for subway security.

Soon after, Jiangling Station Officer Xu arrived on the scene, “He said his box was firmly secured and there would be no problem. To make his point, he said, ‘It’s secure, if you don’t trust me I’ll kick it and you’ll see,’ at that moment he kicked the box of bees with his foot.”

The box of bees that was allegedly “firmly secured” fell down and over one hundred bees flew into the air.

Observing the scene, police and station personnel quickly organized passengers to scatter, and began killing the bees. Being attracted to light, many of the bees came to rest on the subway platform’s light boxes and fluorescent lights. Police and station personnel used electric mosquito swatters, pesticide, and protective mosquito nets, etc. to kill the bees. After an hour, the bees had been surrounded and exterminated. By 3pm the station had finally been cleared of bees and normal operation resumed.

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Two security officers, two station personnel, and one passenger suffered bee stings, though none of the injuries were serious. Through police mediation, the man agreed to compensate the injured, and after being educated on the topic, he then left the station.

Source: QQ & NetEase

Comments from QQ:


No animal except for guide dogs are allowed in the subway. Can flies enter?


Peasant Uncle doesn’t know social ethics, and only thinks of his personal interests.


The punishment is too light.


Frightening Peasant Uncle…


My bees will teach you to not let me into the station.

phan van thai:

Luckily it was a box of bees, imagine if it was a box of poisonous snakes, who would be responsible then? This is a public space right? So why can’t you be considerate of others?


Chinese people are all pigs, Chinese people should all be killed.

绯玥: (replying to above)

First, this is a hilarious piece of news. One kick and the box opens, I reckon no one expected that, and what can you do about 1000 bees, right? It’s not as if he did it intentionally; he just wanted to prove [the case was secure]. Second, what country are you from, huh? [If] Japanese, buzz off and go mind your own business. In other words, it’s none of your damn business.

  • The staff were like “you can’t bee serious!”

    • Edward Kay

      awww beehave

      • very inconsiderate beehaviour

        • lonetrey / Dan

          Guys, these jokes have been done before! Can’t you guys bee more original?!

          • TheInconvenientRuth

            hive never seen an original joke here, bee nice, honey….

          • Jay K.

            All above comments are pointless and has made me realize that our society as a whole have been stung by the educational reforms.

          • Dr. Eggplant

            Too true.

            Witness the tragic decline of our apiculture.

        • Dr. Eggplant

          Everybody making the same bee jokes…

          You could call it a hive mind!

  • Vance

    People just beeing themselves

  • 250

    sha bee

    • 250

      In all seriousness, isn’t this story a perfect ‘digest’ article? If you’re not going to translate comments often, you should really choose stories that have a little more meat to them. You should really consider whether a story is to bee or not to bee a digest article.

  • mr.wiener

    Why?… Just beecause.

  • risotto

    So what? I don’t get all the buzz…

  • Teacher in China

    What the subway offiials didn’t know, however, was that Peasant Uncle was an undercover cop and was taking these bees to a sting operation.

    • James

      i can beelieve it!

  • firebert5
  • tomoe723

    Poor bees… I can’t believe Chinese people are racist to bees.

  • hyuugasaki

    The microwave box has power, it can make you stubborn like a man, and sting like a bee. The bees are your greatest allies. How would you use it’s power? you can be a hero, or a villain…

    Marvel Studio Presents. Peasant Uncle as The Bee Man. Coming Soon 2020.

  • xyz
  • Dolph Grunt

    Sounds like subway security is much better than the last time I saw it. I’ll never forget the time I tripped over a chicken.

    • Alex Dương

      A live or dead one?

      • Dolph Grunt

        Alive… at least til it got home, I’m sure.

        • Vance

          They do like their fresh meat in all of Asia.

  • Bittersweet story.

    I commend those who try to make a living as beekeepers. It’s honest work, and beats picking sugar cane.

    Bitter – the man lost his investment and 100 bees were killed.

    Sweet – the part of the story which mentions that the man had to ‘compensate’ the injured. Compensate the injured! I’m still laughing to myself after having read the story quite some time ago.

    A pouch of milk tea ought to be sufficient for a bee sting. Cripes, even a clean straw should cut it? :-)

    When they ‘educated’ the man about the situation, did they just replay the security camera footage on fast forward with the Benny Hill soundtrack in the background while the surveillance staff and victims shook their heads in disagreement the whole time?

    • …and oops, forgot my ‘bee pun’:

      When word got back to the colony about the 100 that were slaughtered, the Queen was not amused.

      Peace :-)

  • Bman

    “police and station personnel quickly organized passengers to scatter”
    I can just imagine how that went down. :D
    And i LOVE the way they try to make the ensuing pandemonium seem organized according to the best practices of social harmony and the rule of law.
    Oh, and I’m not going to bother with a pun. How can you people bee so infantile.

    • Vance

      “BEES!!! BEES!!!! ARGGGG!!!”

  • helsic

    I feel sorry por the poor bees!

    • Vance

      Well, it doesn’t say anything about the crowds catching them and eating them, so maybe some escaped alive after the poisioning.

  • WannabeXenophile

    Oh, no, not the bees! Not the bees! ;-)
    In all seriousness, he’s crazy! Thank God no one was too badly hurt.

  • Zappa Frank

    this is an article of 15 days ago… from that moment only the small articles and even this one was barely something relevant. I’m concerned for chinasmack. Why so few and irrelevant artciles? Where is Kai?


    • KamikaziPilot

      This whole place is going down like the Titanic. I haven’t seen Kai online in months. I wonder if he pissed off the authorities or someone else in power. A lot of the regulars have disappeared and now you have posters like Super Bunny taking over the place. It’s getting pretty bad.

      • Alex Dương
        • Zappa Frank

          what happen? i mean why chinasmack got so slow…? news like ‘someone lost the bag’… are those the trends in chinese internet? is it the result of the censorship?

          • Alex Dương

            I know that longtime readers such as yourself are definitely disappointed that the longer articles covering what’s popular and trending are much less frequent than they used to be. My understanding from Kai is that the “price” of continuing chinaSMACK was doing these shorter articles (“digests”) with a company called “Amanda.”

          • Zappa Frank

            is not the i’m disappointed about the lenght of the articles, i’m disappointed that there are no chinese comments anymore and that most digests seem to be compleately irrelevant… to be frank seems a cheap version of shanghaiist, while before was the other way around.

          • mr.wiener

            I’m starting to feel my use here as a mod is largely surplus to requirements anyway….

          • Zappa Frank

            but now you are so famous that you could open another restaurant in shanghai for us china smacker..

          • mr.wiener

            My life and business is in Taipei. I’d only come over to Shanghai to play rugby against those niggling b*atards in the Shanghai hairy crabs RFC.

          • Guang Xiang

            Mr. Wiener, if you don’t mind me asking, what sort of job do you do in Taipei? I’m thinking of leaving China and settling in Taiwan, but professional Expat jobs seem hard to find.

          • mr.wiener

            Sausage maker…no really.

          • Guang Xiang

            Ooh your own business? My wife talked about us doing that as well but I find the idea very risky.

          • mr.wiener

            Find a hobby that pays then build up some clientel and reputation before you take the plunge…then accept the fact that you will not be in the black for the next 2~3 years. If you are working with your wife in this it will either drive you appart or bring you closer together.

          • Vance

            Somebody’s gotta do it.

          • Alex Dương

            We understand the disappointment. The plan is still to translate netizens’ comments to things that trend in China, but as you can see, they will be much less frequent than before.

        • Dolph Grunt

          And the very next day Wikipedia Chinese version was banned in China.


        • KamikaziPilot

          Any idea who from CS he met for lunch? I hope at least the Wikipedia folks paid for the lunch.

          • Alex Dương

            No idea, sorry. Hope the food was good.

      • Zappa Frank

        she is eattot..

        • KamikaziPilot

          Haha, yeah I know. She changed her name several times after that but you can always tell it’s her. She even posted more pictures of herself, being the insecure narcissist that she is.

          • Zappa Frank

            she was at her best when she was looking for a guy that dumped her here on CS and randomly accused anyone…
            Or when she was complaining about money..
            Or when she wanted to compare her with Kate, losing
            Or with the Gf of another guy, losing again

            The constant thing is that she is never on topic… CS is just an excuse to let her talk about herself.

          • Super Bunny!

            first you should care about your losing hair !
            then i can see you two are the biggest haters or someone against me here. maybe you two can fk each other to have fun.

          • Bman

            They may be the biggest haters, but they’re not the only. Though I never really hate anything. You’re more…… intriguingly messed up.
            And now you’re asking men to have gay sex so you can watch? Geesh, have some pride. At least go watch your gay porn privately.
            Did you miss me too?

          • Super Bunny!

            from you look , i guess you are a tatoo maker. poor guy!

          • Bman

            Uh, what? You think I came to China to draw on skin? I’m curious why would you think that. And why say poor guy? You’re racist and sexist…and your jobist too?!
            How was the gay porn? Learn anything?

          • Super Bunny!

            you are so sexually thinking!
            long time no girl gives u a hit?

          • Bman

            You bore me now.

          • as if i have to lighten you!

          • Bman

            Yes, you do. Normal Bunnies are only responsible for themselves, but Super Bunnies must do their best to ‘lighten’ us all.
            It’s in the handbook.

          • you are a black english teacher ?

          • Bman

            Do I look black? Would it matter? Are you trying to be interesting again?

          • your face looked black, your body is white.

          • Bman

            That’s your eyes, not my face.
            Anyway, you’re right, I’m actually a black man pretending to be white. It’s for a book I’m writing.
            Its called “A tale of a black man pretending to be a white man in an Asian man’s realm.”
            My friends want me to call it “The Booty Whisperer,” just for marketing purposes. TMI?

          • ha!
            you are an english teacher, i am right!

          • Bman

            No, I am a writer. I write comments on Chinese websites to help control your people.
            I make 5 mao per comment.
            I still don’t like you. Cuz you’re mean. So don’t be nice to me, its confusing.

          • am i nice to you????
            ok, you dislike me, fair! talks as if i need you to like me!!!! hahaha!

          • Zappa Frank

            actually i still have the same quantity of hairs, thanks for caring about it… while you are still short, dark, plain and crazy as before…but now older…
            if you displayed almost all your life here is not my fault.. besides at least if there was something to praise….

          • KamikaziPilot

            Hahaha, one of the worst insults to a Chinese girl is being dark and older, haha, I love it. Actually as ugly as her outer appearance is, her inner being is much uglier. I never would have had a problem with her based on her physical appearance but her personality is vile and toxic. Unfortunately she seems to thrive on any kind of attention, positive or negative from CS posters.

          • go fk yourself.
            i wonder how your chinese wife look like?
            dare to put a photo, due to foreigners’ ugly taste, i am sure not better than you.

          • Alex Dương

            Be nice.

          • mr.wiener

            @disqus_1kyWnVFUS9:disqus @zappa_frank:disqus @KamikaziPilot:disqus
            Enough please.

          • they are just as two flies, never can leave me alone. the only thing they talk about is my looks only.

          • mr.wiener

            Then ignore them.

          • Zappa Frank

            poor thing, you’ve already lost any comparison you’ve attempted… your are not a beauty, and you are aging, deal with it.
            Not to mention that someone like you, who notoriously had many foreigners bf (or at least you believed were bf), talking about foreigners’ ugly taste just ridicules herself.

          • i fk whoever i like to fk, none your business.
            and still if i wanna marry, i can marry in one day. and still, he is not ugly as you! and sure, much better than white losers, force women to work for money.
            i wonder what your wife really gets besides your dk!

          • Zappa Frank

            are you sure he is not ugly? share some pictures then… i’m sure he is a desperate… or more likely he doesn’t exist. No one wants and no one will marry you…
            yes white losers is a good definition for people that had to deal with you..

          • why shall i ????
            he is outside walking with my father, go eat some sh8t!no wonder your mouth is so dirty!

          • Zappa Frank

            ok got it.. he is in your head.
            don’t worry eattot, you still can find a fat ugly man that will beat yo…but not enough as you would deserve..

          • you put a pic of your wife , i will follow.
            or, leave me alone!
            fly! big green head fly!

          • Zappa Frank

            i know sounds strange to you,but you are the one that replied to my comments uncalled.. not the other way around. i should say ‘leave me alone’
            please go to rot somewhere else..granny

          • im 30, go!

          • Zappa Frank


          • exactly your dk!
            bald donkey!

          • Zappa Frank

            eattot. you are 30, old, short, dark. you had stories with many foreigners that later dumped you, you are poor, with no job… for sure to criticize foreigners’ tastes becasue they used you as a fuck doll and then throw in trash bin is not the wisest thing to do.. nor try to mock other people for their appearance cosidering you are short old and dark…
            now, maybe (i still think is an invention) you’ve found a desperate due to the overwhelming presence of men in china, that may want to stay with you… for sure to stay with a short, old and dark mad bitch as you he is not in the condition you claim, that is obvious… at least just shut the fuck up and don’t pretend to can look down on anyone

          • Vance

            When was all that with Kate? It must be the stuff of legends the way the commenters still talk about it. I have to browse the older stories anyways to continue learning about Chinese people via the translated comments. So I might as well look for that as well.

          • Super Bunny!

            you are a nosy divorced aged man too.
            at your age, still talk about women’s beauty, online match website, this and that, you think it’s a good way to impress others ? especially women?

          • Vance

            I’m 45. I look and feel 30. Divorce is not my fault and there is much much more to that story that I hope you would never have to experience the things I’ve been through these last 3 years. And yes, I am looking at the girls and I ve got many who are interested so if one or two here are not impressed, no problem. My problem will be choosing between the ones who are very interested, but pretty sure it will be my girl in China. What did you think I was going to do? Sit around and carve sticks? Around here, we don’t end our lives and stop living just because our ex wives fail us. Besides, I wasn’t talking about that anyways. I was asking about this dialogue that the commenters are ALWAYS talking about on here. So I was curious.

          • who cares!
            i feel you are more interestred in me!

          • Vance

            I know how you feel.

          • how i feel then? you say it!

          • Vance

            You wish I was there.

          • hahaha, now you think i am into you!

          • A love of mine once told me the Chinese value actions more than words, When I told her “Wo Ai NI”

            but the Western mind is a little different..
            so what is most important is open and honest communication.
            You don’t worry about what it is you will say or ask, you accept that is this person truly cares about you, then they will do whatever is required to make sure you are OK.
            She will not fin happiness because she does not have courage. Courage is required or you will NEVER find what you are looking for.

          • vincent

            Ah yes good times, haven’t posted here in a while but it’s good to see things haven’t changed much xcept for the quality of the articles.

          • vincent

            weird i replied to this comment before but it never showed up. I remember those times quite well lol, it was my wife though not gf, I just came back to CS to enjoy more of the crazy :P

          • Vance

            I did a search and found that whole exchange with Kate that everyone always talks about. BEST READING AND ENTERTAINMENT IN A LONG TIME!!! It was great!

          • Gerhana

            sharing is caring bro, hook us up with a link!

          • Vance
          • Zappa Frank

            you can dig up even more, is full of her posts… she is one of the oldest user of CS. Look for the posts when she used her first nickname Eattot

  • Victor S

    They just talked to him and let him go? In the US he would have been tasered and/or shot as soon as he started talking back to the police, and then given a sentence of 250 years in prison for terrorism. And we call ourselves the “free” ones, lol.

  • rob zhang

    Is ChinaSmack dead? No new stories in a long time

  • meathook

    With the shortage of bee population in the world, these news make me sad…

  • JC

    No Justice, no bees.

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  • Ashfaq