A 19-year-old man crashed and rolled his Jeep Thursday after a bee distracted him as he was driving in Stearns County, according to authorities. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Dylan Mendel was driving on County Road 133, just northeast of 322nd Street in Wendel Township at 11:27 a.m., when a bee pestered him so much that he drove into the ditch. He lost control of the vehicle as it rolled over.
As farmers get underway with their spring planting, some bee farmers in Minnesota are already counting their losses. In the last couple days one major producer reported that thousands of honey bees suddenly died.
An 11-year-old Lino Lakes boy heroically saved his 3-year-old brother from a bee attack in late August. Now, he’s being honored by the City of Lino Lakes and the Lino Lakes Police Department.
One good result of this year’s extreme weather in Minnesota is a bumper crop of honey from local bee farmers.
The buzz in Minneapolis is the fact that the number of beekeepers is growing, and the number of people wanting to be a beekeeper is, too.