When Bees Attack


Today’s video was requested by Lord Cinder. If you have any other topics you’d like to
learn about subscribe and let us know in the comment section below. What Is It? Bees are flying insects of the Anthophila
group, known for their venomous sting and producing honey and beeswax. Bees are adapted to feeding on nectar as well
as pollen and play an important role in pollination. This is the transfer of pollen from the male
part of the plant to a female part of the plant thus enabling fertilization and the
production of seeds. They range in size and length from 0.08 inches,
for some stingless bee species, to 1.54 inches for the largest leafcutter bee species. They have large compound eyes and antennae
which hold sense organs tasked with detecting smell, taste and air movements. Their mouth parts have a pair of mandibles,
which are adapted for chewing and a long proboscis used for sucking up nectar. Their bodies have three segments and wings
which, in flight, employ the same mechanics as helicopters. Even though the stinger averages only 0.007
inches in length, a bee’s sting can be very painful and may even cause death. Number 6 Chinese Woman
A video which became viral in China in July 2018 showed a woman who had been stung in
the face by a bee swarm, triggering an allergic reaction that rendered her features almost
undistinguishable. She’d been trying to catch bees and collect
honey up in a mountainous region when the insects attacked. As she filmed herself, the woman didn’t
seem to be very affected by what had happened and even made a two-line rhyme about it. It would roughly translate as ‘I was bored
and went in the mountain to catch some bees/But I was helpless when the aggressive bees stung
me’. Yet, her face had almost doubled in size. Her lips, nose, cheeks and left eye became
extremely swollen. This happened because her body’s defense
system had overreacted to the histamine component of the bee venom. Many viewers and commenters, including the
woman herself, found the humor in the incident but the truth is that things could have been
much worse. Where Is It Located? There are approximately 20,000 bee species,
grouped in various biological families with a worldwide distribution. The western honey bee, or the European bee,
is the best-known and can be found on every continent, except Antarctica. Bees can be solitary or live in various communities. True honey bees are highly social creatures
and their colonies are established in swarms consisting of a queen, worker bees and male
bees, or drones. Each of them has different duties and responsibilities
within the colony. Human apiculture or beekeeping has been practiced
for thousands of years, since Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt. In Greek mythology, for example, honey was
considered to be the food of the gods. Beekeepers usually keep their colonies in
hives from which they collect honey, bee glue, beeswax or pollen, for personal or commercial
use. Number 5 Vern Roberts
Texas man Vern Roberts was mowing his lawn outside his Wallis home, in September 2018,
when he was attacked by a swarm of Africanized honey bees. The aggressive insects overpowered him as
he fell to the ground and he tried to stop, drop and roll. He could have been stung to death, if not
for his wife, Mary, who helped him get inside the house. In doing so, the woman was stung over 60 times. Roberts was stung nearly 600 times all over
his body, including his mouth and even down his throat. The paramedics arrived to the house but couldn’t
get to Roberts because his lawn was still swarming with bees. Roberts had to muster all the strength he
had left to walk outside and get to the ambulance. He was stung a few more times before he reached
the vehicle. He was rushed to the hospital and spent three
days in the intensive care unit but was expected to make a full recovery. How Will It Kill You? The bee is a type of kamikaze of the natural
world, as it typically dies after delivering a sting. After a honey bee delivers the venomous injection,
it leaves its barbed stinger inside your skin, and flies away thus tearing off its abdomen. However, the queen honeybee and other bee
species are known to have smoother stingers with smaller barbs and may sting vertebrates
repeatedly. Luckily, the queen doesn’t usually leave
the hive and mainly uses its stinger for dispatching rival queens. When the bee stings it delivers apitoxin and
releases alarm pheromones which may attract other bees from the hive to the location. These pheromones do not dissipate or wash
off quickly and the other bees that are attracted may exhibit defensive behavior and target
the victim with hundreds of further stings. A strong attack from an aggressive swarm may
even cause death. The main component of the bee venom which
causes pain in vertebrates is a toxin called melittin. For people allergic to bee venom, a sting
can trigger an anaphylactic reaction which may cause death. Africanized honey bees are the product of
cross breeding between European honey bees and the African honey bee. Since 26 swarms escaped from quarantine in
1957, they’ve spread throughout the Americas. There’s a reason why Africanized bees are
commonly known as killer bees. They’re more aggressive, react faster to
disturbances and may chase the victim a quarter of a mile. Along with killing horses and other animals,
their responsible for at least 1,000 human deaths, with victims being stung thousands
of times. Number 4 Kristen Beauregard
In July 2013, Kristen Beauregard and her boyfriend were at their North Texas farm with their
miniature horses when they were attacked by a swarm of around 30,000 bees. Beauregard was exercising her Shetland pony,
named Trump, when he started to kick and jump. Within seconds a swarm of bees started stinging
them. According to Beauregard, there were so many
of them that they blocked out the sun. The 44-year-old, her boyfriend and even their
horse tried to escape the cloud of bees that was stinging them by jumping in the pool,
but it didn’t help. As they came up for air, the bees stung them
in the face and nose. Beauregard eventually managed to get to the
house, where she called 911. Firefighters in protective gear arrived at
the scene and sprayed a special foam substance to disperse the bees. Beauregard had been stung about two hundred
times and her boyfriend about fifty times, but they both managed to survive the attack. Trump and a 6-year-old show horse called Chip
died as a result of the numerous stings they’d sustained. Additionally, the bees killed five hens and
also stung the couple’s dog. Number 3 Paula Andrea Ramos Molina
An attacking bee swarm can sometimes induce such panic and confusion in their victims
that it leads to tragedy. Such was the case for 22-year-old Paula Andrea
Ramos Molina. As forestry engineer in Colombia, she was
part of a team carrying out an assessment in a rural area of the Caldas district, in
September 2018. As Ramos Molina and one of her colleagues
were examining the area assigned to them, they accidentally dislodged a killer bee hive. The furious insects swiftly descended upon
them. As they ran away from the killer bees that
were repeatedly stinging them, both Ramos Molina and her colleague fell off a cliff. Tragically, the young woman broke her neck
in the fall and died instantly. Her colleague, whose name hasn’t been released,
suffered multiple injuries and countless stings. They remained in the hospital and were considered
to be in grave condition. How to Survive? Wear light colored clothing and don’t disturb
bee hives. If you find yourself swarmed, don’t try
to swat at them or kill them, as the bees will only attack you more fiercely. Don’t jump into a body of the water as they’ll
simply wait for you to resurface and sting you then. Cover your head and face and run away until
the bees stop chasing you. If you’ve been stung multiple times, seek
immediate medical attention. The first and most important part after being
stung is removing the stinger, regardless of the method, and cleaning the wound with
soap and water. A cold compress or icepack can be applied
to the affected area along with taking aspirin, acetaminophen and Benadryl to help ease the
itching and pain. Avoid scratching the area as it will only
increase the swelling. Seek medical attention if the swelling covers
an area greater than 3 to 4 inches or if it persists for over a week. Those who are allergic should use a self-injectable
EpiPen as the release of adrenaline will help prevent an anaphylactic shock, which can be
fatal. Number 2 Graham Williamson
The case of Graham Williamson serves as a tragic reminder that size doesn’t matter
when it comes to bee attacks. It also emphasizes the importance of knowing
what you’re allergic to. The father of three from the West Midlands
region in England was 6.5 feet tall and weighed 240 pounds. Because of his stature, he was nicknamed ‘Hulk’
by his friends. Unfortunately, Williamson never knew that
he was highly allergic to bee stings. While mowing the lawn outside his home, in
July 2018, he was stung by a bee on his foot. He fell to the ground and his wife, Julie,
tried to resuscitate him. The paramedics arrived to the scene and took
Williamson to the hospital. Julie and his children held vigil at the hospital
while the doctors kept him sedated, to give his body time to recover. There was a brief moment of hope when his
kidneys started functioning again but he eventually lost his fight for life. The cause of death was determined to have
been anaphylactic shock. Number 1 Rogerio Zuniga
In June 2015, a South Texas farmer died after he was overwhelmed by a swarm consisting of
hundreds of killer bees. 54-year-old Rogerio Zuniga was using a tractor
on his field, near Rio Hondo, when he accidentally hit an old concrete irrigation pipe with the
disks from his harrow. The pipe was home to a 20-foot bee hive and
the insects came storming out attacking Zuniga inside his tractor. He got out and tried to run away but the swarm
followed him. What happened next was like a scene from a
horror movie, according to his sister Lisa. She told a media outlet ‘…he collapsed
and they stung his body to death. He had gaping wounds, the bees shredded him
basically. It was horrible.’ Zuniga was found dead at the scene and, in
the aftermath, an exterminator was brought to kill the bees and clear the pipe.

Comments

  1. When i was a little girl. My mother played soft ball. Us kids would go off and play. One time my friend and myself decided to look fr lost softballs… Well we had found a couple..i decided to look in this cement pipe .. Decided id climb in head first.. Next thing i remember the pain and the noise of the buzzing all around me. My friend whom i was with pulled me out of the pipe with hornets stinging me all over from head to toe. I was in such pain and my adrenaline was pumping i ran out into the middle of the game screaming in pain with hornets covering me and othera swarming. They came over with a huge cooler of water trying to deter the hornets but it wasnt working. They legit had starting ripping them out of my hair..with chunks of my hair coming with them and being thrown on the ground as they began slapping me everywhere to get the bugs to stop stinging me. It was horrible and i was lucky to be alive.. The doctors had said i had atleast 300+ stings from my head to toe to mouth, nose and ears.

  2. Well, I was many times at fishing, not just by the bees. And it did not happened more than the pain that I have to take it.

  3. Actually the bee dies after injecting a HUMAN or an animal with thick skin since the bee forces it’s stinger out of the thickness which in turn rips it’s lower half apart. They aren’t meant to die from stinging

  4. When I was 5 and 6yrs old, I'd cover my hands in honey and yellow jackets covered my hands, so much so, that they looked like moving gloves. I Never was stung, but, I didn't even know that they could sting. And when I was finally told that they could even Kill me, I still did the same and STILL Never once was stung. Now being 35, If I get a couple strings, I can go into Anaphylactic shock… WOW LMAO

  5. Holy shuck, it’s official everything is trying to kill you kids, Don’t go outside or do anything! Or you’ll die ;-;

  6. Man, Africanized Honey Bees (aka "Killer Bees") are crazy aggressive. If only this could be weaponized… Like a weapon that sprays the hormone that provokes the bees to attack, then releases a swarm of several hundred to a thousand Killer Bees with at the target. Now, I just need a name. Anyone have ideas?

  7. The narrators voice is spooky which makes these vids even more horrifying😲😜 This video makes me even more afraid of bees….UGH🤫🧐

  8. I remember being a kindergartnener playing in my parking lot and then out of nowhere I see one bee come up to me and sting me smack in the center of my left eye. I was lucky to have maintained my eyesight since I felt like I was blind for the whole day.

  9. I been stung it hurt real bad it was swollen it was on my plam from 1to 10 it was like a 9 will here a story i use to work at a plant nursery pulling weeds i was listening to the bible the scriptures romans i had head phones on so i could not hear will im in the bend over pulling weeds well i felt flies all over my body and face so i thought when i took my head phones off and my shades off there was like hundreds of bees around me i ran for my safety i did not get stung thank the lord

  10. I was stung by a red bee in the Dominican Republic when I was younger and to this day I have no idea what kind it was🤔 my arm was swollen for days and you could see the singer mark/ hole for weeks.

  11. I’ve been stung by a bee – but that was a walk in the park compared to getting stung by a scorpion 🦂 – twice !! That was pure agonising pain like nothing I’d suffered before that. The only thing I’d compare it to – would be a tooth 🦷 abscess – that’s gotten seriously infected – and thus becomes crippling agony to the extent whereby you think you cannot bare the suffering any longer. That is comparable to a scorpion sting. Not recommended !! An event seared into my memory. Fucking ouch !!! Rx

  12. Is it true that when bees sting you they lose their stinger and once their stinger is gone they die or am I just making up things?

  13. There was one story about a killer bee attack that should have been mentioned in the video: #rescue911killerbeeattack

  14. I almost died when I was like 12 years old been bitten by a swarm of bees I have a great fear for these creatures

  15. Yo they will kill you now I m 13 years old but when I was 5 a bee accidently stung me on the back of my neck it was painful

  16. And last year while finding a lost ball in the woods next to the school he got stung by 3 small beehives FULL of bees and 3/4 of them got slapped by him EVEN THE QUEENS!!!He was stung in the face

  17. Do this one here please please. When ice cream goes Wrong. Or when ice cream kills you….

  18. Now my question is…. How do they know to wait at the surface of the water for you to come up for air so they can sting u more

  19. Dealing with a killer bee infestation right now. Two hives on the underside of my balcony's deck, and who knows how many hives are plaguing the other owners? I could cheerfully skewer the idiot who decided to plant an olive tree on a residential street, except he's likely already passed on. I've lived here for 16 years, experienced no bee issue at all until last year, and got a crash course from the exterminator about Africanized honeybees. When the hives were gassed, they went insane. Loud as the stadium in the 2010 World Cup.

  20. Never be afraid of big bumblebees. Harmless lil guys as long as you don't anger them. They will just mind their own business

  21. Honey bees are dormant at nite. Buy yourself a cheap bee hat on Amazon, then remove their nesting area at nite. If the bees are getting into the trim work of your house, then cover their entrance with duct tape. The bees will ultimately move on to another site, hopefully far away from your residence.

  22. I’ve been stung by wasps twice in my life. The first time I was running through an off beaten trail and the runners in front of me irritated a hive. Three stung me on the head and I cried from the pain. The second time was recently. Friends were watering plants in the backyard, irritated an underground hive at the base of a tree and one managed to sting me on the hand. Thumb doubled in size.

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