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Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Video: Roadway study leads to effort to save massive bee colony

While checking out the trees along U.S. 183 near Austin’s airport, environmental analysts for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority came across something they didn’t expect – a giant beehive. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 honeybees live in the oak tree right off the highway, which the mobility authority has been studying for possible roadway improvements.