Bees repeatedly sting man, dog on NW side

2013-07-23T00:00:00Z 2013-07-24T09:40:54Z Bees repeatedly sting man, dog on NW sideVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A man mowing his lawn was stung repeatedly by bees on Tucson's northwest side Monday morning.

The man was using a gas-powered mower and disturbed a beehive in a bougainvillea plant at his home in the 3500 block of West Amber Terrace, near North Camino de la Tierra and West Orange Grove Road, said Capt. Adam Goldberg a spokesman for Northwest Fire District.

It's unknown if the bees were disturbed by the noise or vibration from the mower or if the mower touched the hive, Goldberg said.

The man was stung between 20 and 30 times, and declined to be taken to the hospital. A dog also received several stings.

Firefighters removed the hive.

Goldberg said it's late in the season for bee attacks, but people should be aware that bees are still present.

"People still need to remain conscious and aware and keep their eyes and ears open and contact experts to assist with the removal. Don't take on that task by yourself," Goldberg said.


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