Ceres Bee Colony Attacks Beekeeper, Neighbor, Two Dogs
April 3, 2017
Sunday night in Ceres, Ca. the issue turned deadly. Ceres Fire investigators said a swarm of bees went after their owner.
“For an unknown reason, unknown to him or to us, when he attempted to harvest the honey the bees became very aggressive,” said Battalion Chief Rich Scola with the Ceres Fire Department.
Also caught in the attack, a neighbor and his two pit bulls and a firefighter. All the men are OK but the bee stings killed one of the dogs.
Chief Scola said the bee owner was trying to harvest honey when the swarm grew angry. He said that beekeeping is only allowed in the city with a special permit.
“It’s a weird situation you normally don’t hear stuff around… stuff like that around this area,” Lopez said.
Source: Fox40 News
Bees and Car Crash
Two drivers involved in a Los Angeles-area car crash each suffered hundreds of bee stings after one of the vehicles hit a tree and disturbed a hive.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Jose Larios says the collision occurred Sunday, March 09, 2014 in suburban La Canada Flintridge.
One of the drivers, a 51-year-old woman, jumped into a backyard swimming pool to escape the swarming insects.
The driver of the other car, a 17-year-old girl, fell to the street where a deputy found her covered in bees. He sprayed her with a fire extinguisher to get the swarm off of her and then they ran to safety.
Both drivers were treated at a hospital. The deputy was also stung, but not hospitalized.
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