Cops say the 53-year-old man from Modesto, Calif., was shocked when the bees turned and began stinging him.
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The beekeeper was treated at hospital and released.
Their owner tried to save them but was stung several times himself.
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A beekeeper harvesting honey was stung “too many times to count” and a pit bull was killed when the bees rebelled.
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In the end the beekeeper was unable to move the hive and the bees were euthanized.
Next, they attacked two big dogs. His protective suit did not protect him but the bees didn’t stop there.
A beekeeper harvesting honey was stung “too many times to count” and a pit bull was killed when the bees rebelled. (AP/PHOTO)
Cops were at a loss to explain why the bees became agitated and attacked.
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But before they could be removed, the occupants of 45 nearby homes were ordered to clear out. Finally, a professional bee expert waited until sundown when he removed the hive containing around 4,200 bees.