Guy Gets 1K Bee Stings
2 co-workers also attacked in Texas
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2014 1:19 PM CDT
In this Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, a honey bee carrying a wing full of yellow pollen, lower right, delivers pollen to a nest on Adee Honey Farm property near Bruce, SD.   (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

(Newser) – A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him. Wichita Falls officials blamed yesterday's attack on Africanized honey bees, a swarm of which attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts near the Weeks Park Tennis Center. A city spokesperson says the man was in good condition at a local hospital.

The spokesperson says two co-workers also were stung when they came to the man's aid. One worker fled into a nearby tennis center, bringing the swarm with him. One of the co-workers also was hospitalized in good condition, the other was treated and discharged. The center, a nearby trail, and part of a golf course remain closed until personnel confirm the bees are gone. This wasn't the only such attack recently: The mayor of a Montreal bedroom community was killed by at least 15 wasp stings while she was gardening last weekend, the CBC reports.

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Rob-1.
Jul 26, 2014 4:01 AM CDT
There are a lot of bees in congress, the taxpayers get stung every day by them.
OrneryPup
Jul 25, 2014 9:14 PM CDT
I barely survived a dozen bumble bee stings. Woke up in the emergency room after they "stung" me with a keen shot of epinephrine.
fractal
Jul 25, 2014 3:20 PM CDT
If epi-pens weren't so damn expensive, lots of us could carry one, and be ready when someone starts to go anaphylaxic. But does big pharm care???