Mega BeeHive In Pasco County, Florida Leaves Four People Injured As 20-30 Thousand Bees Attack

Danny Cox

Residents in Pasco County, Florida, are on high alert as a massive beehive with an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 bees have started coming out and attacking people. At least four people have been transported to medical facilities with injuries from bee stings, but it seems as if the situation is far from over.

Digital News reporter Corey Dierdorff was one of the first to report of the attack.

ABC Action News reported that three adult males were transported to the Medical Center of Trinity in Pasco County, Florida. One other woman is recovering at her home after all four people were stung by bees.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, members of the Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to a call of a bee attack. Upon arriving on the scene, emergency personnel said that there was a wild beehive located in a tree near the home of 78-5 Calabash Lane in New Port Richey, Florida.

That beehive is said to be home to an estimated 30,000 bees. Emergency crew members are advising all residents to stay as far away from the hive, the tree, and the home as possible.

Pasco County officials said that the women who went home to recover had received “dozens of stings.”

As for the men, well, their injuries ended up being much worse, and it is the reason that they were brought to a medical facility. Early reports state that the men each received more than 50 bee stings on different areas of their bodies.

The names of the four injured have not yet been released.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and used a fire hose to clear the bees from the immediate area so rescue crews could help those being stung. No firefighters or members of the rescue crew were injured or stung.

For now, the mega beehive is going to remain in the tree for at least the next 24 hours. Residents and others in the area have been warned to use extreme caution if near the tree, but also just in the general area.

There have been no plans yet to remove the mega beehive in Pasco County, Florida, but emergency crews are looking at ways to do it safely.

[Image via ABC Action News]