Well, this is one of my nightmares. Back in October (this tab has been around a while), a semi-truck with 25 million bees rolled over on I-15 in Utah. Releasing all of the bees. All of them. Local beekeepers arrived quickly to help collect the bees, but there was one problem.
There were two boxes per colony and four colonies per pallet, Lofthouse said. Each colony contained an average of 80,000 bees. Part of the challenge, he said, was making sure the correct two boxes were matched together. If a box that contained one-half of a colony was placed with a box that contained a different colony, the bees would attack each other, he said.