Florida interstate swarmed with 1 million bees after vehicle crash

A beekeeper was brought to the scene to recover the insects.

Published: May 3, 2023 7:30am

About one million bees swarmed a Florida interstate after a tractor-trailer collided with a bee-hauling truck, officials said. 

The incident happened around 3:15 a.m. local time on Tuesday on the entrance ramp to I-10 East. 

A 26-year-old Florida man drove the tractor-trailer into the bee-hauling truck, which was driven by a 20-year-old Georgia man, the Florida Highway Patrol said, according to local outlet ClickOrlando.

Neither of the men were injured, police said. 

In the official crash report, troopers said: "There are thousands of bees in the area after the collision."

A beekeeper was brought to the scene to recover the insects, and the public was advised to avoid the area on Tuesday morning.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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