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Man Killed by Swarm of 800K Bees

Huge hive found after Arizona attack

(Newser) - One worker died from at least 100 stings and three others were injured when bees from an 800,000-strong swarm attacked a landscape crew outside a home in Douglas, Ariz., yesterday. Firefighters discovered and destroyed a huge 3-by-8-foot hive, believed to be around 10 years old, in the home's... More »

Guy Gets 1K Bee Stings

2 co-workers also attacked in Texas

(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... 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 »

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