Two Bees Or Not Two Bees

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Definitely a lot more than two. A man is in the hospital in serious condition after being swarmed by very angry bees. While a television news crew was filming a story about the earlier attacks (a woman had also been a victim of the enraged insects) another guy got swarmed. The crew caught that later attack on video.

Having been swarmed by bees years ago while hiking in the Adirondacks, I can assure you it is no fun. They pulled a lot of stingers out of me in the infirmary and I was sick for three days afterwards. (Dunno if its related or not, but I also happen to now be allergic to wasps – which is also no fun.)

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2 Responses to Two Bees Or Not Two Bees

  1. NortonPete says:

    The video didn’t go for me but I’ve always had trouble with cnn videos.
    I was also stung by a swarm while hiking.
    I was actually attacked by yellowjackets which are very agressive type of wasp. Some people call them ground bees but they are not bees.
    After a massive attack it would not be unusual for a body to develop an allegeric reation to a single bite. It makes sense,  your body’s immune system is gearing up for another onslaught of bites.

  2. Dan Ames says:

    I kept bees as a hobby up until about 10 years ago.  I found that getting stung on my hands relieved the stiffness in my hands.  Yellow jacket stings are entirely different for me, they really mess me up.  Bees can only sting you once, as their stinger breaks off when they try to extract it.  Not true with yellowjackets.

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