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Beekeepers unite to save over turned semi truck of hives

 
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I stole this from Facebook. It's been something I've been following in the local bee keeper group. I did not feel like I had any idea how to do what they did and didn't have time either so I didn't personally help. Truly inspirational though.

R.K.

Three hectic days.
1. Heard about a transport truck hauling bees that had crashed in Wyoming. Contacted Debbie from Happy Busy Bees to find out location. Called the State patrol but was told “It’s taken care of”.
2. Decided to give it a shot and drove 2 hours North into Wyoming to see for myself.
3. Found a huge pile of bee hives and colonies of bees drowning in honey.
4. Made a new friend, Wade, a highway worker that drove into town and bought a beekeeping suit “to help”. (He’s now a bonafied beekeeper)
5. Waded through honey, dead and living bees and broken hives to put together as many complete hives as we could and loaded them into our pickups.
Day 2.
6. Sent out a plea for help to local beekeepers to sort through and organize the bees we rescued. I was blown away with the selfless response.
7. Found queens, assembled boxes and scrounged together as much hive equipment as we could. Took a few stings “for the team”.
Day 3
8. Up early to combine homeless, queenless bees.
9. Glass of wine to celebrate.
Many, many thanks to: Shann, Wade, Amber, Georgia, Bill, Deborah, Rob, David, AJ, Jeremy, Pattie, Bob and Justin for all the help.

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I find this tragic - the most prominent victims of an at system that exploits nature.

The actual process of fixing the mess would be very time consuming, but technically pretty simple. I’ve seen other cases though where the bees were a hazard to the area and were quickly killed (fire engine spraying foam).
 
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Michael Cox wrote:I find this tragic - the most prominent victims of an at system that exploits nature.

The actual process of fixing the mess would be very time consuming, but technically pretty simple. I’ve seen other cases though where the bees were a hazard to the area and were quickly killed (fire engine spraying foam).



It's COLD here so I imagine not much had to be done to subdue them.
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