Bees Move In To Wilson County

Posted at 7:29 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 20:50:22-05

Millions of bees have found a new home in Mt. Juliet after a truck carrying hundreds of bee hives crashed.

No one really knew what to expect when called to assist a turned over tractor trailer on Posey Hill Road Monday.

"In this business you never know what you're going to get and obviously we got a load of bees," Chris Barber with Independent Towing said. "We figured it out, it was almost 4.2 million bees in route from CA to FL, the orange Groves and well they ended up here."

For thousands of them, here they'll stay.

"This is big for us, look see there's one. See him right here," asked Doug Hager. 

The tree in Hager's front yard is already buzzing with activity. "They'll pollinate out here," he said. 

He seems pretty comfortable with his new neighbors. Beekeepers were back on the scene Tuesday, putting up nests and catching what they can.

John Hagerty's plan to keep from being stung is a simple one. "Probably stay inside," he laughed. 

The wreck happened in front of his property but, like many of his neighbors, he said the bees that have moved in are more than welcome to stay. "If anybody has a garden out it'd probably be good," Hagerty said. 

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