Truck Tips, Freeing 14 Million Bees, River of Honey

Semi was bound for North Dakota, went off the road in Idaho

By Greg Wilson
|  Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011  |  Updated 2:52 PM EDT
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Truck Tips, Freeing 14 Million Bees, River of Honey

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Bees are on the loose in Idaho.

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Some 14 million bees and a river of honey got loose when a delivery truck tipped over on an Idaho highway.

The semi was hauling the insects from California to North Dakota on Sunday when it went off the road near Island Park. Some 400 hive boxes spilled out, according to The Associated Press. Responders sprayed fire foam on the bees, but a noisy swarm described by witnesses as a giant black cloud rose up from the site.

Crews worked all day Monday before removing all the honey from the roadway, though deputies say a significant number of bees were still buzzing.

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