Monday, March 17

Talk about a mess...

According to this article from, a truck flipped over on the highway during this morning's commute in Sacramento, California. What made this particular accident unusual was what the truck was carrying.

When the truck flipped over, it spilled it's load of 400 colonies of honeybees. According to an officer from the California Highway Patrol, somewhere between 6 million and 16 million bees were left flying around the accident site. Officials warned motorists to roll up their windows and turn off their air conditioning to avoid having bees find their way into cars.

It took over 7 hours for authorities to calm the bees down and coax them back into their hives.

In my favorite part of the article, authorities said that, while they had the mess cleaned up, they "didn't know how many bees remained unaccounted for."

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