Bees are behind the recent string of attacks in Austin.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, aggressive honeybees have led to recent hospitalizations. A woman was taken to the hospital after being stung by a bee near East 53 1/2 Street on Monday. Another man went into cardiac arrest after a bee attack and another one was treated for an allergic reaction after being stung.
Honeybees in the Austin area are year-round, according to the Statesman. Hives can be found in tree hollows, insides homes or in areas like "underused picnic tables."
Bee attacks happen when a beehive or colony feel threatened. This could be caused by several things, such as lawnmowers, children throwing rocks at hives, a person walking too close to the hive, etc.
The Travis County Beekeepers Association told the Statesman that people should try to stay at least 10 to 15 feet away from a hive.
Africanized honeybees can chase a person for up to a quarter of a mile. Experts say that anyone being attacked by bees should run away from the area.
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