Mind and Body

Man, 95, Stung Some 400 Times in Bee Attack

Are cell phones the source of the bee problem?

Are cell phones the source of the bee problem?  (Jon Sullivan)

Police in Redondo Beach say a 95-year-old man is doing well after being stung more than 400 times by a swarm of bees.

Sgt. Phil Keenan said the man was walking near his home Wednesday afternoon when the bees attacked him. He said the bees were probably agitated by a fumigator who was trying to exterminate a hive in an apartment roof.

The elderly man was taken to a hospital in Torrance where he was treated and released.

Keenan says vector control workers believe the bees were Africanized bees because of their aggressive behavior.