Semi carrying 430 bee hives overturns in Tennessee, closes road

The semi was carrying around 430 hives when it toppled over before 2 p.m. on Posey Hill Road, which is now closed to traffic.

The semi was carrying around 430 hives when it toppled over before 2 p.m. on Posey Hill Road, which is now closed to traffic. According to the American Beekeeping Foundation, each hive can carry up to around 60,000 bees.
Courtesy: WKRN

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A portion of a Mt. Juliet roadway is closed Monday afternoon after a tractor-trailer transporting bees overturned.

The semi was carrying around 430 hives when it toppled over before 2 p.m. on Posey Hill Road, which is now closed to traffic.

According to the American Beekeeping Foundation, each hive can carry up to around 60,000 bees.

Authorities on the scene said the truck is also leaking fuel. It’s unclear how much at this time.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area as they work to contain the bees and clear the scene. It isn’t expected to reopen until around 10 p.m.

Officials have called beekeepers to assist. Additional information was not immediately released.

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