Bees escape from trailer, land on tree at truck stop - WRBL

Bees escape from trailer, land on tree at truck stop

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LEBANON COUNTY, PA (WFLA) -

A driver of a tractor trailer carrying a load of bees shifted his load coming off a Pennsylvania highway and lost about half a million bees, WGAL reported.

The bees landed on a tree at a truck stop. Employees at the Love's Travel Stop called beekeepers to come take care of the swarm which was as big as 20 colonies.

Bill Fisher, the beekeeper, said these bees were aggressive.

He told WGAL he would take them to his farm in Hershey, Pa. He said the state Department of Agriculture collected samples to see if bees were crossbred with Africanized bees also known as killer bees.

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