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Crews discover giant beehive at former tire plant

from The Joplin Globe

Demolition crews discovered a stinging surprise while working to tear down an Ottawa County, Oklahoma, plant formerly owned by a tire manufacturing company. Workers sifting through parts of the former B.F. Goodrich plant recently stumbled upon a hive containing as many as 50,000 Italian honeybees, Miami, Oklahoma's emergency management director Glenda Longan told The Tulsa World. Several people were stung before a beekeeper had arrived at the site. "The plant's been empty for so long that you run into different circumstances," said Longan, who is overseeing the demolition for Miami. "You get in there and it's like 'Whoops. Here's an issue. Whoops. Here's an issue.'" more


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