Some strange things have been happening the last week or so. I receive emails to my phone when someone has made a comment on any of my videos. I've been telling my wife that something weird has been going on because I had been receiving an extraordinary amount of subscriptions & messages so I decided to check my channel. My video "Huge Honey Bee Swarm On Vehicle" a week or so ago had something like 24,000 hits but within what seemed like a 36hr period the views went up to near 100,000 which is pretty incredible, I guess.
Looks like I may have missed the boat big time Thursday night as I received a youtube message I will share with you folks. Apparently a story aired on ABC news Thursday night (which I have not seen) that I could have been included in. A young lady who works with Diane Sawyer sent me the message with her contact info Thursday evening. At the time I was on a roof top removing bees for Sears & didn't have a chance to check the message until later on that night.
My wife & I were uncertain if the message was bogus or not but when I called the lady yesterday I was told the story was real & that it in fact aired Thursday night. Bummer! At her request I did send her my contact info for any future pieces they may be doing on bees.
Here is the message I was sent:
Urgent ABC News request: Bee video on car
I work for ABC News "World News with Diane Sawyer". We're doing a story for TONIGHT about bees--including the incredible bee swarms that have occurred lately. Your video is incredible. We are interested in the video that you posted on Youtube called "Huge Honey Bee Swarm On Vehicle"at
We'd love to include it in our segment.
Please let me know if you are authorized to distribute the footage by the individual who shot it or if you can put is in contact with the reader who submitted it. Also, please let me know if we may show this video in our ABC News programming, which is distributed worldwide, all media, in perpetuity. We will gladly provide an on-screen credit on the video. Please contact me either by email at (her email) or by telephone at (her phone number) as soon as possible to confirm our clearance to use this material in our programming.
Please let me know what you think, and thank you in advance for your help.
Sent to: JPthebeeman