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12 Million Bees Escape After Car Crash

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posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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It must have been a driver's worst nightmare - cruising down the highway and suddenly running smack into millions of angry swarming bees. The bees were on the loose in California after a truck in which they were being transported flipped on its side on the highway. The California Highway Patrol said eight to 12 million of the honey bees escaped from the crates in which they were stored





wow..can you imagine this?

I hope they all escaped and can repopulate that whole area for all of us...

After a seven-hour clean-up operation at Sacramento, police were unable to say how many bees remained unaccounted for. But they were not getting any calls from panicked drivers. "No news is good news," one officer said.




The truck was carrying over 400 beehives with 30,000 bees in each.

The bees stung police officers, fire crews, and tow truck drivers trying to corral them after the accident.

"People were being stung left and right. It was an ugly, ugly scene," one police officer said.

GO BEES!!
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posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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Wow this would be a complete nightmare for me since I am allergic


This had to be a crazy scene to come up on. Wow..

I was at my Aunts once and she had honey bees like this and well they attacked. I ran down the hill and jumped in the creek. They didn't sting, thank god, they just got stuck in my hair.

As allergic to bees as I am every time I am at the pool where I live there is always one that lands in the pool. So since I love all animals even bees, I feel the need to save it. Every time I have been at the pool in the last year I have rescued a bee from certain death. I just use a pen and help them out and put them on the side and then they fly away.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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sorry that you are allergic to them..

but thank you for doing your part in trying to save even one.

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without bees, our planet would die..

and always eat local honey..keeps your allergies down...



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:44 PM
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The same thing happened a little while back just south of minneapolis. It was only a few miles from my mom's house. She said the highway was shut down all day.

www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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Good!!

I hear there is a shortage in some Western areas.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:48 PM
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yes..let them get out and repopulate all over the place...

we need our bees....

bees = life on planet earth...



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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Worker / drones are mostly useless without a queen....
Just saying.



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:55 PM
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Each box was a hive with a queen...

so they should be good..

even if they lost a few queens..

"god save the queens"



posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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Woohoo!!!
Couple years ago I saw several LARGE piles of dead bees around here
and heard about the disease killing them....glad they gained their freedom
here in southern CA!!



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by baddmove
reply to post by abecedarian
 


Each box was a hive with a queen...

so they should be good..

even if they lost a few queens..

"god save the queens"


Very true, each box with a queen, but the drones are far more motile than the queen. Time will tell.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by SmokeyDawn
Woohoo!!!
Couple years ago I saw several LARGE piles of dead bees around here
and heard about the disease killing them....glad they gained their freedom
here in southern CA!!

Umm... this was near Sacramento... NorCal.



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:02 AM
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well..actually in the Sacramento area...

but they were down there doing there thing first..

so..woo hoo..to S cali...

[edit on 29-8-2010 by baddmove]



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by baddmove
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well..actually in the Sacramento area...

but they were down there doing there thing first..

so..woo hoo..to S cali...

[edit on 29-8-2010 by baddmove]

lol...
San Joaquin valley is hardly socal. Think Stockton, maybe Modesto or Fresno at the north end and Grapevine at the south end. LA is still 50 miles or so farther south.
Just sayin'.

[edit on 8/29/2010 by abecedarian]



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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o.k. you got me there...

I grew up in Simi Valley and have been away for a while..

still, i hope the bees survive and do well...

where ever they end up...



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by baddmove
reply to post by mblahnikluver
 


sorry that you are allergic to them..

but thank you for doing your part in trying to save even one.

.
without bees, our planet would die..

and always eat local honey..keeps your allergies down...


I never knew that about honey. Thanks


I went to a wedding at The Biltmore estate in NC and had to view from inside, it was bee season lol

I save them cause I know they didn't mean to fly into the pool


I have even helped spiders which TERRIFY me, although I did kill one yesterday and apologized to it and I felt bad after but it was in my room and came out of nowhere. I still feel bad



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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I'm surprised the cops didn't taser these escapBees


But seriously, they will probably setup the hives near the crash scene and recover most of the bees..They are getting too valuable to leave loose..



posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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LOL..i hear ya there..crazy cops..

I heard most of the bees were wearing helmets..





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posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Hey,

Bees are such busy souls,
They have no time for birth control,
And that is why in times like these,
There are so many "sons of B's"




posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:25 AM
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here is a great link for bee facts...

even the honey one i posted..

fun bee facts




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