As if you needed another reason not to go to Delaware, 16 to 20 million bees were recently set loose, after the truck carrying their hives crashed. Surprisingly enough, officials were fully prepared for this eventuality.
[Police Sergeant] Shavack said the response to the bee release was not impromptu because state police had a “what-if” plan ready to activate.
The “bee swarm removal procedure” included a list of experts to contact, he added.
“We got a hold of one of those bee providers and he came right out,” he said. “He called for additional resources.”
It was literally someone’s job to say “Call in the beekeepers!” and that is amazing.