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One treated at hospital after mower hits beehive

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 11:36:06-04

ROBINSON, TX — Robinson police asked for the public to stay inside and away from Retoma Park on Friday due to swarming bees.

Three employees of a lawn care business were stung multiple times. Police said two of the men, aged 58 and 23, refused medical treatment. One man, age 20, was experiencing difficulty breathing after being stung and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The bees began to swarm after the lawn mowers hit a beehive in a homeowner's yard. The homeowner owns the beehive.

The workers then ran to their truck to get away from the bees, but the bees swarmed the truck.

Police said one officer was stung in the head as he left the area, but he was not hospitalized for the sting.

A local bee keeper company was called by police to help with the situation. The company made the area safe by 10:10 a.m.

All roads that were closed as officials responded have since been reopened.