Truck Crashes, Dumps Bees on Highway

A semi-tractor rig crashed in Minnesota, sadly  resulting in the death of one person and dumping hundreds of beehives on the highway.  Thousands of beehives travel our nation’s highways every day on big rigs.  Pollination is big business and agricultural production depends on temporary installation of hives.  Commercial beekeeping is not within the scope of the beekeeping merit badge, but scouts should be aware of the industry and should be concerned about the health of bees and the hazards they face.

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