400 Beehives Destroyed By Semi Crash In Idaho

 Friday, June 26, 2015

 East Idaho News

An estimated 20 million bees are or will soon be dead following a semi-truck crash on State Highway 33 near Howe Thursday morning. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office reports a 2005 Freightliner swerved off the road at milepost 8 south of Howe at 8:01 a.m. The semi-truck was carrying 408 beehives, each carrying 50,000 bees. The bees, owned by KatieBee Honey in Meridian, were being transported to North Dakota to make honey. “They went off the east side of the northbound lane,” Sheriff Wes Collins said.