Killer bees attacked several farm animals and killed a 1000 pound pig at an Arizona farm. The bee attack was caught on a film by a local freelance videographer who was hired to film the gigantic hive which weighed 200 pounds and contained more than 250,000 Africanized killer bees.
Jane Hewitt, the owner of the farm in Bisbee, called in “Bee Killer” Reed Booth to deal with the massive hive.
“I do most of the Africanized bee eradications for the sheriff’s department, the fire department, and the border patrol. They’re much ornier this year for some reason. This is the worst I’ve seen in ten years.”
When Reed and his videographer Al Signori arrived at the farm located off U.S. 80 in Bisbee, they witnessed one of the worst bee attacks they had ever seen. Thousands of killer bees swarmed around the hog and stung it to death. According to KOLD News 13, the attack wasn’t just on the animals. The bees also started attacking the nearby farmers.
Jane Hewitt, farm owner, said:
“I jumped into a car but the passenger side window was down, and they came in a black cloud towards me. I tried to swat at them and get them out the drivers side window.”
Booth said that he was surprised that the bees were able to kill the hog since the hog has several layers of thick skin. Booth also said that an 800 pound sow was put into a coma from the bee attack. The sow was pregnant and lost all of its babies.
Here’s the video from KOLD News 13.