Hwy 154 construction reveals thousands of bees in bridge sign


Caltrans workers discovered a hive of roughly 40,000 bees during construction on a Highway 154 bridge in Santa Barbara.
Caltrans personnel identified a hive of around 40,000 bees all through development on a Highway 154 bridge in Santa Barbara.
Caltrans District 5

It is no shock to listen to a whole lot of sound in the course of design, but Caltrans workers learned a unique sort of excitement in the course of recent perform on a bridge in Santa Barbara — that of about 40,000 are living bees that had taken up residence nearby.

In accordance to a tweet by Caltrans District 5 on Tuesday, an 8-foot hive was learned concealed in a picket sign put up close to the bridge, evidently home to hundreds of the buzzing pollinators.

District 5 spokesman Jim Shivers explained to The Tribune the hive was found out about April 15.

Shots shared on Twitter by Caltrans present a cavity in a significant wood write-up wherever the bugs took up home, filled with honeycomb and hundreds of the buzzing bees.

According to Caltrans, the bees “were properly eliminated to a commercial hive aided by beekeepers ahead of remaining launched to agricultural places to pollinate crops.”

Caltrans workers identified a hive of approximately 40,000 bees in the course of design on a Freeway 154 bridge in Santa Barbara. Caltrans District 5

The bees were being taken out and introduced. Caltrans District 5

This story was initially posted April 26, 2022 5:52 PM.

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Kaytlyn Leslie writes about organization and development for The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also handles metropolis governments and happenings in the South County area, which include Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach front and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 just after graduating from Cal Poly with her journalism diploma.


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