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Region in brief: Bees dying after hives tip off truck

BURLEY, Idaho – Thousands of bees are doomed to die of cold on a Southern Idaho highway after their hives spilled from a truck.

Sixty-four hives tipped onto the asphalt at the junction of Idaho Highway 81 and Idaho Highway 24 in Burley after one of the straps holding them onto a truck snapped.

The bees, from Belliston Brothers Apiaries Inc., were being transported to a cellar for storage over the winter.

Each hive contains about 30,000 bees.

The hives were part of the company’s rental business and had been due to be taken to California in February to pollinate some of that state’s almond crop.

Palin to sign books in Richland

RICHLAND – After Sarah Palin spends Thanksgiving with family members at her aunt’s home in Richland, she’ll continue her book tour.

KNDU-TV reported she’ll sign copies of “Going Rogue” at noon Sunday at the Hastings store in Richland.


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