A Wake County sheriff's deputy found himself in the middle of a swarm of bees this morning when he went to check on a report of a disabled truck. The truck was pulling a trailer load of bees (60 hives) from Mount Airy to Rocky Mount and broke down before dawn. When the sun rose and the bees became active, they began to fly around. The deputy (being pretty smart) got in his car and called for backup.
Jennifer Keller (NCSU Apiculture Dept) and some local beekeepers came to the rescue. They spritzed the bees with sugar water and coaxed many of them back into boxes to head down the road again.