Semi crash releases 1 million bees onto Florida highway

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May 2 (UPI) -- About 1 million bees were released onto a Florida highway early Tuesday morning when the truck hauling the insects was involved in a crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a big rig crashed into a truck carrying a load of bees on U.S. Highway 301, in the Baldwin area, around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.


The FHP said the truck was carrying about one million bees, which were released onto the roadway as a result of the crash.

The highway was partially closed and beekeepers were summoned to the scene to collect the insects. The bees had been collected by 7:30 a.m., the FHP said.

No one was injured in the crash, troopers said.

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