Tucson woman stung over 100 times by bees

Published: Jul. 16, 2018 at 1:33 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 17, 2018 at 10:32 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Update on Tuesday, the woman who was stung by the bees on Monday is thanking everyone who helped during her ordeal, and she is asking if anyone sees her dog Lucy, to contact her at 520-301-7254.

Tucson Fire Department units transported an elderly female on Monday morning to Banner South Campus after she was stung over 100 times by a swarm of bees near the 4600 block of East 26th Street.

According to crews on scene, the elderly female went outside to check on her dog and was attacked by the swarm of bees.

It appears that the bees had found refuge underneath a shed on the property.

It took firefighters over 45 minutes to control the bees due to the hidden location of the swarm. Firefighters used foam and water to exterminate the bees through a hole that was located at the bottom of the shed.

The elderly female is in stable condition but her dog was not found on scene.

According to TFD, it is not uncommon for bees to find refuge underneath sheds or dog houses to seek shelter from the elements.

Bees that seek refuge lower to the ground will typically be more aggressive and bees are also more aggressive in the daylight hours. It is important that home owners be vigilant of their exterior surroundings and address any bee related issues as soon as they arise.

Homeowners should never attempt to exterminate bees on their own instead they should call a licensed professional.

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