BOZEMAN, Mont. — A semi-truck carrying about 133 million bees crashed Monday off the side a road, according to several media reports.
A fire department spokesperson told CBS affiliate KBZK there were about 40,000 pounds of bees on board. The truck was reportedly heading to North Dakota from California before it flipped over at the intersection of Gooch Hill Road and Durston Road in Bozeman, Mont.
Nobody was hurt.
A fire official told KBZK that firefighters had to battle to swarms while doing their jobs.
“We went really in our full structure fire gear, including our self-contained breathing apparatus packs so kind of minimize and reduce the risk of being stung at that point to our guys," Assistant Fire Chief Brian Nickolay told KBZK.
The New York Post reports it isn’t clear if the bees were recovered.
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