Automotive Bee in Your Bonnet: Truck Carrying 12 Million Bees Overturned

Bad: Car accident on the highway ...
Really Bad: It was an overturned big rig ...
Neatorama-worthy: ... carrying 12 million bees!

BBC has the story:

Motorists on Canada's biggest highway ended up with a bee in their bonnet after a truck transporting 12m of the insects overturned. The lorry was carrying 330 crates of honey bees when it tipped over on a ramp in St Leonard, New Brunswick.

Bee experts were called in to help deal with the accident on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a downpour of rain helped to contain the bees in and around the vehicle. "Bees don't like the rain... thousands of bees are hanging on the back of this truck and on the pavement right behind," said police spokesman Derek Strong.

Link (with video clip) - Thanks Paul!

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My boss and I were driving back from a trip out east and just before 6am (this was near the AST/EST timezone border so it was light out) he says "hey check out that truck!". I looked over and there was a truck laden with boxes covered in green netting. In the netting were a tonne of bees.

This happened about 15 mins after we passed it... and to be honest, I laughed my ass off at the coincidence.
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