Bees Cause Commotion on NC Highway

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A North Carolina deputy sheriff was held hostage for a couple of hours, because of some agitated yet unlikely travelers.

Deputy Sheriff Brandon Jenkins was called to round up a swarm of bees on a North Carolina highway on Tuesday. They had been left behind by a beekeeper whose vehicle broke down while transporting nearly 60 boxes of beehives.

"They're just very confused. They don't have a queen to guard and they're kind of lost so we're trying to help them out," beekeeper Jennifer Eller said.

Deputy Jenkins was stuck in his car while the bees were removed.

"I'd say there were millions at least, bees flying everywhere," Jenkins said. "It was more or less self-defense. There were a couple of bees in my personal space, my comfort zone and I just wanted to get them out."

Local beekeepers brushed the bees into a box while the rest had to be sprayed off by the fire department.

Surprisingly, only one person was stung during the ordeal.

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