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Glendale man stung by bees more than 200 times

Posted at 12:21 PM, May 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-21 15:21:33-04
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A Glendale man is recovering after being stung by bees more than 200 times.
 
Glendale fire spokesman Mike Young says the man's neighbor called around 7:45 a.m. Saturday to report a bee attack at a home in the area of 61st Avenue and Ocotillo Road.
 
Young says the 56-year-old man had been weeding in his front yard when he was swarmed.
 
Firefighters, wearing proper gear, located him and got him indoors
 
Young says he was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
 
The man's wife and a neighbor were each stung 20 times. But they declined treatment and hospital transport.
 
Young says firefighters could not locate a hive and advised the man's wife to call a beekeeper.
 
Residents have been advised to be on alert for bee activity.