Man Stung to Death by Killer Bees

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

A Moody, TX man was stung to death by a swarm of killer bees on June 1, 2013.

The victim was swarmed by thousands of Africanized Killer bees, and killed after being stung more than a thousand times.

Police say the man was using a tractor to pull a shredder when he bumped into a brush pile that held a large bee hive.

According to a Sheriff's deputy, the man ran to a neighbor's house for help while completely covered in bees.

Two others were stung while trying to help the man.

The hive, estimated to be home to more than 40-thousand-bees was later removed by a bee keeper.

Experts believe the swarm was likely aggravated by the vibrations of the riding mower. Many human attacks are brought on by the use of lawn equipment.

Entomologists advise those who see a hive to seek shelter as quickly as possible, and call the local authorities to have them removed.

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