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Semi Accident Spills Millions of Bees on Highway
kpvi.com ^ | 11 July 2011 | Steward Summers

Posted on 07/11/2011 2:31:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog

It was an “un-BEE-lievable” site on Highway 20 when a semi-truck carrying more than 14-million bees ran off the road and spilled its entire load Sunday.

The honeybees were on their way to North Dakota from Bakersfield, California, when the semi-truck left the side of the road just north of Last Chance in Island Park.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says they began to receive numerous 911 calls about the accident around 4:30 Sunday afternoon. Authorities also say everyone on the scene suffered multiple bee stings while assisting with the accident.

The fire department had to spray fire foam on both the semi-truck and bees before responders could access the scene. Numerous agencies in the area responded to help clean up the accident, which included a large amount of honey being spilt on the highway.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: bees
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1 posted on 07/11/2011 2:31:44 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds like the driver should be charged with BUI.


2 posted on 07/11/2011 2:32:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: smokingfrog

That must’ve been a honey of a mess.


3 posted on 07/11/2011 2:32:54 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: smokingfrog

Semi accident? I’d say it was a full-on accident.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 2:34:15 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Salamander; Vendome; shibumi

Ping


5 posted on 07/11/2011 2:36:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway (All the Squares go home)
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To: smokingfrog

BEEhave


6 posted on 07/11/2011 2:36:22 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: smokingfrog

That’s pretty rough for whomever owned those hives and maybe for the farmer needing his crops pollinated.


7 posted on 07/11/2011 2:37:15 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Mr.Unique

Have an accident?
No thanks,already have one.

At least no one was allergic apparently.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 2:37:28 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Mr.Unique

“Semi accident? I’d say it was a full-on accident.”

I think its like a near miss! Really a near hit. No semi-accident here.
Driver was probably making a beeline for the truck stop to take a pee!


9 posted on 07/11/2011 2:38:08 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Joe 6-pack

A manure spreader jack knifed on the 405 freeway shit everywhere


10 posted on 07/11/2011 2:38:08 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: OldNewYork

I wonder how many of the bees can be recaptured?


11 posted on 07/11/2011 2:39:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: smokingfrog
Last Chance is my usual fuel/restroom stop on the trip from Pocatello, ID to Yellowstone National Park. Good time to have the windows up. Not a good time to be outside putting fuel in the car or carrying food from the store to the car.
12 posted on 07/11/2011 2:41:05 PM PDT by Myrddin
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13 posted on 07/11/2011 2:42:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Texas Eagle
     They had a bear of a time cleaning it up.
14 posted on 07/11/2011 2:42:44 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: GeronL
"I wonder how many of the bees can be recaptured?"

It depends on how thoroughly they comb the area ;-)

15 posted on 07/11/2011 2:47:45 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: smokingfrog

Hey, who stole my honey and necked her?


16 posted on 07/11/2011 2:49:12 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GeronL

“I wonder how many of the bees can be recaptured?”

It sounded to me like a total loss; they sprayed fire-retardant foam on them which I can’t see them surviving. The beekeeper can create new hives from whatever he has left, but it takes time and other resources.


17 posted on 07/11/2011 2:51:18 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Joe 6-pack

Honeycomb!!


18 posted on 07/11/2011 2:55:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Joe 6-pack

In South Korea its (sweetened puffed wheat cereal) a finger snack called "Jolly Pong"

19 posted on 07/11/2011 2:57:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mark3681

“Semi accident?” Is that like “Semi pregnant”?


20 posted on 07/11/2011 3:08:10 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: smokingfrog

“Spilt”? Is the writer British?


21 posted on 07/11/2011 3:21:58 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: smokingfrog
UnBEElievable!
22 posted on 07/11/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: smokingfrog
The fire department had to spray fire foam on both the semi-truck and bees before responders could access the scene.

Why? Was there spilled fuel? Otherwise, it's a horrendous crime to kill 14 million bees. Extreme efforts should have been made to save them. Jeez, why not just firebomb emergency sites from orbit if you're so scared. Grrrr.

23 posted on 07/11/2011 3:29:05 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: smokingfrog
The unfortunate driver:


24 posted on 07/11/2011 3:30:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: smokingfrog; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

It would of been a real tragedy had the accident been of the full kind instead of semi.


25 posted on 07/11/2011 3:31:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: smokingfrog

This one sounds worse,

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/00/00lclowns.phtml


26 posted on 07/11/2011 3:41:02 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: smokingfrog

In a stinging reply the driver honeystly said he was sorry and will beehive better in the future.


27 posted on 07/11/2011 4:08:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: GeronL
I wonder how many of the bees can be recaptured?

After the foaming, 0.

28 posted on 07/11/2011 4:29:22 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Revolting cat!

did they spill spelling bees?


29 posted on 07/12/2011 4:59:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: smokingfrog; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Authorities also say everyone on the scene suffered multiple bee stings while assisting with the accident.

No one ever said that bees were grateful sons of bees.

30 posted on 07/12/2011 5:01:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: smokingfrog

This would make a honey of a B movie....


31 posted on 07/12/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla

32 posted on 07/12/2011 5:38:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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