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Caltrans finds 8-foot long beehive during bridge work in Santa Barbara

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 20:07:23-04

Caltrans District 5 workers found a beehive while performing bridge work in Santa Barbara.

Caltrans posted to their Twitter page saying they found an 8-foot long beehive in the cavity of a wooden signpost during bridge work along Highway 154.

Caltrans officials say the 40,000 bees were safely removed to a commercial hive aided by beekeepers before being released to agricultural areas to pollinate crops.