Bee Season Is Here, Watch Out For Attacks
POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 11:29pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
In Edinburg, A swarm of bees attacked a woman and sent a firefigher to the hospital.
It happened at a home on the 300 block of North 29th Street.
Officials say, firefighters arrived at the woman's home and the bees attacked one of their own, and stung the woman living there several times.
During the summer months, bees are more likely to attacks, and incidents like this one could be more common throughout the Summer.
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All it takes is one sting, to end a day of fun in the park.
3rd Grader, Sophia Tiedt and her 4-year old little brother, Josh say, they stay away.
"If you see a bee, you should try and stand-still."
"If you throw rocks, they will try to sting you because they get very scared."
Authorities say, the worst thing a kid can do is harass these insects.
"Leave them alone. Don't bother them. Leave them in place."
Brownsville's Station Number Six Fire Captain, Abelardo Galvan says, no one wants to get stung, so they need to be careful.
"Especially children. Let your parents know, don't throw anything at the hives," he says.
For parents like, Joel Perales, he says, anytime he sees a hive, or a swarm of bees, he picks up the phone.
"The best thing you can do is call Animal Control."