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Arizona Hiker Stung by a 1000 Bees dies


#1

#2

Arizona is getting more than a fair share of Africanized bees. Possibly could be that. Article doesn’t say but the aggressiveness referred to makes me think that.


#3

Other news sources did confirm the bees were Africanized. Poor guy was only 23. This can’t really help the reputation of mild-mannered bees. In the news Article I read, they said that Arizona had been hit quite hard by Africanized bees.


#4

This is definitely a concern in our area. There is a large feral hive near where my wife and I like to hike just a few miles south of where this incident occurred. We always give it a wide berth but I am starting to think we should be carrying emergency blankets and veils as part of our hiking gear just in case. [Edit:added picture]


#5

Plus benadryl syrup (easier to swallow if you tongue is swelling)…