A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle last week. According to post.jargan.com, there were 448 hives with 13.7 million bees on board.
As you can imagine, the company who owned the bees sent as many beekeepers as possible to the site to salvage as many bees as they could.
Company owner Eric Thompson said the beekeepers he sent recovered 128 hives before the sun came up but he said the damage would be hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment and future profit.
Luckily, everything was insured, but we’re sure the incident caused Eric a bee in his bonnet!