Most of 15 million bees contained after bee-laden truck crashes


CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling about 15 million honey bees to be used to pollinate blueberry fields crashed and overturned on Interstate 95, officials said.

The driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution Thursday night while first responders worked to ensure the safety of the bees that were in hives strapped on the trailer, which landed on its side, officials said.

The bees were mostly contained and the "goal was to save them," said Shannon Moss, state police spokesperson.

First responders didn't realize the cargo was bees until firefighters went down an embankment to ch...

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