Millions of bees on the loose after truck crashes

| May 21, 2014

honeybees

Wow. Talk about a swarm.

After a truck carrying as many as 20 million honey bees overturned on highway in Delaware, the insects were released and swarming in droves.

Beekeepers had to relocate the bees and hives before the truck could be moved. CNN reports that this was the first time in 14 years that the local police department has used its bee swarm removal plan.

CNN has a video showing the crash and the first responders swatting at the bees. To see the video, click here.

In 2010, CNN also showed footage of firefighters trying to keep swarms of bees at bay with water hoses after a similar incident. To the video about a bee-hauling truck that wrecked on a Canadian highway, click here.

It’s a good thing this wasn’t the same highway as the truck that overturned and spilled 42,000 pounds of honey earlier this year.

Now that would be a sticky situation that got a lot of buzz. (Sorry, I had to try to make a pun – and a very bad one – out of it!)

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