Ely - when you mentioned James Herriot it reminded me of an incident that happened to me.
Hubby is vet, and I was on a farm call with him. I had washed my hair in strawberry shampoo...well the bees loved it. I ran to the truck with angry bees chasing me, jumped in, rolled up the window, and breathed a sigh of relief. Then those angry bees flew around to the other side of the truck and came through the open window on that side. I had to bail out and run like crazy. Needless to say, no more strawberry shampoo!