The men were trying to get honey from a hive that may have contained up to 30,000 insects
Three men were swarmed by enraged bees and stung repeatedly outside of Tampa on Sunday, while trying to get honey from a wild hive. They were subsequently hospitalized, WTSP reports.
“They were covered in bees, their beards, their hair, their clothes — bees were everywhere,” a neighbor told WTSP.
Pasco County fire rescue fended the swarm off with a hose, but a local woman was also stung while leaving her home and officials are cautioning residents of New Port Richey to remain vigilant in case the bees return.
There could have been as many as 30,000 bees in the hive.