James feels insulted after BoCo gives him advice regarding some bees the Vicar is keeping and when he overhears Duck telling BoCo he has nicknamed Bill and Ben "The Bees", he butts in and is insulted again after Duck says "buzz, buzz, buzz". Later, James is preparing for the Express when a beehive is knocked over, and a swarm of disgruntled bees buzz onto his boiler. One burns its feet, and in retaliation stings James on the nose. James runs off and tries to get the bees off by methods such as spinning on a turntable and smoking them out in a tunnel, but they only fly off when they see a beehive at the Wellsworth vicarage. The Vicar is grateful and thanks James, also noting that if it were Christmas they could nickname James "James the Red-Nosed Engine".