Man drives 65km with 3000 bees loose in truck cab

Astonishingly, Mr Leatherwood was not stung once while driving.
Astonishingly, Mr Leatherwood was not stung once while driving. Photo credit: Storyful/ABC News/Twitter

A North Carolina beekeeper remained calm while driving with 3000 bees loose in the cab of his truck.

Wallace Leatherwood stopped for a bite to eat on his drive transporting the bees, and returned to his truck to find them flying and crawling all over the front seats. 

He then bravely got into the driver's seat and transported the bees 65km.

"I didn't want to lose my bees. They were USD$165 (NZD$235) per box."

Mr Leatherwood took a video of the bees while he was sitting in traffic.

"The girls are out. We got a problem. Houston we have a problem. I'm driving along the road here. We got bees everywhere," he can be heard saying.

Witness Brandon Singleton took a video from outside the truck when Mr Leatherwood was stopped.

"This fool has got bees in his damned truck turned loose," Mr Singleton says in the footage.

Astonishingly, Mr Leatherwood was not stung once while driving, though he did get a few stings while removing the bees from the truck later on.

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