Hwy 154 construction reveals thousands of bees in bridge sign
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.”
This story was initially posted April 26, 2022 5:52 PM.