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Hiker Dies After Being Smothered by Bees in Arizona

Louisiana man received more than 1K stings during hike on Mesa trail

(Newser) - A young man from Louisiana surrounded by bees during a hike in a Mesa, Ariz., park died from what a medical exam says was 1,000-plus bee stings. Alex Bestler, 23, was hiking the relatively easy Merkle Memorial Trail in Usery Mountain Park around 9am Thursday with a woman IDed... More »

Killer Bees Sting Woman 1K Times

Victim in Palm Desert, Calif., is covered by bees

(Newser) - An elderly woman and three firefighters are recovering after being attacked Friday by a massive swarm of killer bees that stung the woman 1,000 times, CBS Los Angeles reports. The 71-year-old looked like someone wearing "a suit of bees" when firefighters arrived, said Battalion Chief Mark Williams. "... More »

Angry Bees Send 4 to Calif. Hospital

Man in wheelchair stung 60 times

(Newser) - Bees are on the warpath again. Thousands of the angry stingers swarmed four men in a Southern California storage yard yesterday, sending them all to the hospital. The attack began when a man in a wheelchair somehow disrupted a hive. He was stung more than 60 times and had tumbled... More »

95-Year-Old Survives 400 Bee Stings

'Most men would have died, but he's taking it in his stride'

(Newser) - An apparently indestructible 95-year-old man is doing well after being stung more than 400 times by a swarm of bees in Redondo Beach, California. Police say the man was walking near his home yesterday when he was attacked by the bees, which had been agitated by a fumigator trying to... More »

Angry Bees Kill Horse

Fly repellent spray may have ticked them off

(Newser) - A horse was killed and his owner seriously hurt when swarms of angry bees attacked them in southern California yesterday. The man asked someone to check on his horse as he was being treated in a Riverside emergency room for numerous bee stings. Animal service workers were dispatched to the... More »

Bees Kill Texas Couple

Swarm attacks elderly couple on ranch

(Newser) - An elderly couple was killed and their son injured when they messed with a swarm of bees at their Texas ranch. William Steele, 90, was spraying to kill bees that had built a hive in the fireplace of a small house he owned in a remote area of the ranch... More »

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