“Super Mario Bros” star Chris Pratt was feeling the buzz earlier this week.
In an Instagram video posted Wednesday the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor shared that he got stung by a bee after aggravating a hive near his home. He said he was inspired by a viral Texas beekeeper to take matters into his own hands.
In her popular TikTok and Instagram videos, Texas beekeeper Erika Thompson rescues bees from unfit environments by casually scooping up dozens of them in her bare hands and relocating their hive.
Thompson, who often forgoes the bulky beekeeper gear in her videos, touts a following of more than 11 million followers on TikTok and 993,000 on Instagram.
She has more than a decade of bee-removal experience and claims to be familiar with bee behavior. Pratt, on the other hand, isn’t exactly known for his beekeeping skills.
Pratt didn’t name Thompson in the video, but directly tagged her in his caption. Like a bee to honey, Thompson responded to Pratt’s ire.
Thompson has been documenting her beekeeping work on TikTok since 2020.