TORONTO — Police west of Toronto on Wednesday warned drivers to maintain their automotive home windows closed after a truck spilled crates carrying 5 million bees onto a highway.
Halton Regional Police stated they obtained a name round 6:15 a.m. reporting the bee crates had come unfastened from a truck and spilled onto Guelph Line, north of Dundas Avenue, in Burlington, Ontario, simply west of Toronto.
It was “fairly the scene,” Constable Ryan Anderson stated.
“Crates had been actually on the highway and swarms of bees had been flying round,” he stated. “The preliminary beekeeper that was on scene was apparently stung a couple of occasions.”
The scene prompted police to warn drivers to shut their home windows as they handed by and for pedestrians to keep away from the realm.
About an hour after police put out a discover on social media, a number of beekeepers had been in contact with police providing to assist. Six or seven beekeepers finally arrived on the scene, Anderson stated.
By round 9:15 a.m., police stated a lot of the 5 million bees had been safely collected and the crates had been being hauled away. Some crates had been left behind for the uncollected bees to return to them on their very own.
A colony of honeybees in summer season has round 50,000 to 80,000 bees, in accordance with the Canadian Honey Council, a nationwide affiliation of beekeepers.