5 million bees fall off truck close to Toronto and drivers are requested to shut home windows

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A truck carrying bee hives swerved on Guelph Line street, spilling hundreds of thousands of bees.

Woman removes bees from a car windhshield by hand.
Beekeper Terri Faloney makes use of her palms to take away bees from a automotive after a truck carrying bee hives swerved on Guelph Line Street. Carlos Osorio/ The Canadian Press through AP

TORONTO (AP) — Police west of Toronto on Wednesday warned drivers to maintain their automotive home windows closed after a truck spilled crates carrying 5 million bees onto a street.

Halton Regional Police stated they obtained a name round 6:15 a.m. reporting the bee crates had come free from a truck and spilled onto Guelph Line, north of Dundas Road, in Burlington, Ontario, simply west of Toronto.

It was “fairly the scene,” Const. Ryan Anderson stated.

“Crates had been actually on the street and swarms of bees had been flying round,” he stated. “The preliminary beekeeper that was on scene was apparently stung just a few instances.”

The scene prompted police to warn drivers to shut their home windows as they handed by and for pedestrians to keep away from the world.

About an hour after police put out a discover on social media, a number of beekeepers had been in contact with police providing to assist. Six or seven beekeepers finally arrived on the scene, Anderson stated.

By round 9:15 a.m., police stated a lot of the 5 million bees had been safely collected and the crates had been being hauled away. Some crates had been left behind for the uncollected bees to return to them on their very own.

A colony of honeybees in summer season has round 50,000 to 80,000 bees, in line with the Canadian Honey Council, a nationwide affiliation of beekeepers.