Fried Bees & Burning Letters Spell Bad News For Alaska's Transport Systems

 TOO HOT TO HANDLE   Mail Truck Burns Up On Way To The Kenai. And 800 Lbs. of Alaska-Bound Honeybees Are Struck By Heatstroke On The Tarmac ...

 TOO HOT TO HANDLE 

 Mail Truck Burns Up On Way To The Kenai. And 800 Lbs. of Alaska-Bound Honeybees Are Struck By Heatstroke On The Tarmac In Atlanta 

Talk about supply chain problems.  
 
A U.S. Postal Service trailer caught fire near Cooper Landing in the Kenai, and all the mail intended for the Kenai has  burned up. Cooper Landing volunteer fire crews responded at the semi trailer, but the contents were complete loss, although the driver managed to escape.

 
Meanwhile, a million honeybees destined for 300 beekeepers in Alaska got stuck in the heat at Atlanta's airport and most of them died. In Alaska, beekeepers must rely on importing bees, since it's hard to overwinter them. (Though not impossible; Mike Swisher of Kenny Lake managed to bring his bees indoors and get them through the winter.) 
 
When they realized what was happening, Georgia beekeepers volunteered to go try to help save the almost $50,000 worth of bees. A second shipment will be coming soon, and Delta says it's very sorry about the whole thing. 


 

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