Three men were taken to the hospital after being stung by a swarm of bees in New Port Richey. The call was made to fire rescue before noon on Sunday for the three men who were stung upwards of 50 times each and a woman who was stung about a dozen times. The woman was not seriously injured.
It is unknown as to how the bee attack occurred, but a ladder was found by the tree the hive was located in. It is suspected that some of the victims were trying to get honey from the hive.
Pasco County Fire Rescue firefighters used a fire hose to disperse the bees. The scene was cleared by two PM and none of the fire rescue crew were stung. Experts believe 20,000 to 30,000 bees were in the hive located in a tree.
A bee keeper waited until Monday to remove the hive in order to let the bees settle down.