About ten years back, a boat
was left in Marina Vallarta at the end of the cruising season with (how shall I say this tactfully?) they were slobs. There was half eaten food
left out all over the place, and general mess. You get the picture.
At the start of the next cruising season, they came back to the boat and found that killer bees had taken up residence in their mast
, and they had become known as "The
Bee Boat". The bees had flown down the mast
and come out in the bilge
via the wiring
access holes to get to the food
, but the neighbors, nearby boats and marina weren't impressed.
To make a long story short, after local exterminators were called, there were about 2 feet of dead bees in the bottom of the keel
stepped mast. All they had to deal with was the stink of several pounds of dead bees, but I didn't hang around to find out whether or not they pulled the mast.