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Dispatches Quick Takes

(Krieg Barrie) ()

Quick Takes

Along for the ride

A beekeeper’s country drive became more difficult when a box overturned, releasing 3,000 honeybees into the cab of his truck. Wallace Leatherwood said he had no intention of stopping, or even rolling down the windows, even though a swarm of bees was crawling around the inside of his truck in North Carolina on May 1. “I didn’t want to lose my bees,” Leatherwood told WLOS. “They were $165.” Leatherwood allowed the bees to swarm until he reached his home, more than 40 miles away in Waynesville, N.C. He says the insects mostly left him alone while he was driving his truck, but he received several stings while trying to remove the bees from the vehicle.


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