Large Swarm of Bees Attacks Family in Beeville

Hundreds of bees went on attack Friday morning, terrorizing one Beeville family and sending a man to the hospital emergency room.

The bee attack happening behind Cantu's Welding on Business 181. A man was clearing out some brush on his tractor when the swarm attacked him, his son and his grandson. The oldest of the three is allergic to bees and got the worst of it.

15 firefighters and nine police officers had to be called to the scene for a life-saving mission.

"We started with a garden hose. My dad said turn on the garden hose, and they were all over my face," Richard Cantu said. "I couldn't find the garden hose because I mean, I just took my glasses off and I couldn't see and we finally got it, and that's when I called 911. They were too out of control. There was just too many of them."

"This is the largest bee swarm I have ever seen, with the most injuries, and there's a lot of animals," Beeville Police Sergeant Greg Baron said. "There's a couple dogs, there's even a cow back there, all of them seem to be in a pretty good amount of pain."

Fortunately, everyone is expected to be okay.


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