Brahmavar: Stung by giant honeybees, six women fall seriously ill

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network - Brahmavar (SP)

Brahmavar, Dec 19: In an unfortunate incident reported from Kasangundu area within Kota gram panchayat limits in the taluk on Friday December 18, six women engaged in agricultural activities suffered serious injuries after a number of giant honeybees attacked and stung them.

The women were working in the agricultural fields on Friday evening when all of a sudden giant bees attacked them. Five of the injured were admitted into a private hospital at Koteshwar for treatment. As one among them, Prema alias Buddu, had come under severe attack, she has been shifted to a private hospital at Manipal.

Kaveri, Paddu, and Sisheela were admitted into the hospital at Koteshwar while Lachchi is under treatment at the community health centre, Kota. The injured women were shifted to hospitals with the help of other villagers.

It is suspected that the bees suddenly would have been disturbed and dispersed after an eagle attacked their colony and stung the women who were returning after undertaking weeding operations in the fields.

When the bees attacked them, the women shouted for help and tried to enter a house. A local lady, Sinchana, overlooking danger, tried to remove the bees which had attacked the women. She also called the ambulance and helped in shifting the women to hospital.






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  • Rita, germany

    Mon, Dec 21 2020

    many people suggest best is jump into a watery pond as they never follow there.or make a fire.Some people get a anaphiletic shock with bites.They are aggressive.Nowaday honey bees are more aggressive types ,because of they are cross breeding from china bees.and native ones.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Dec 19 2020

    Why these bees attacked these poor ladies? There were no men around standing idle tying lungi up do lele??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 19 2020

    I was attacked a few years back. I put my lungi on my head & fled for my life ...

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  • SAN SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 19 2020

    Bees ran away seeing you without lungi??😂

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Dec 19 2020

    Jossey sir, kya Ye he? Itna dar????!!! Aapne sab ke sab makkiya Washington bhejne ka tha!! Vaha ek bahut bada ilaaz baite hue hein 😆😆😆😆

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  • Venur Vinodh, Vidyagiri , Venur

    Sat, Dec 19 2020

    Honeybees generally attack only to defend their colony, but will also attack if they are seriously disturbed outside the nest. Common sources of attack stimulus for honeybees include alarm pheromone, vibrations, carbon dioxide, hair, and dark colors (Crane 1990).
    Try to get to an enclosed shelter (such as a car) or run until the bees stop following you. It may be necessary to get a quarter mile or more away from where the attack began. Cover your face with whatever is handy, if you can do so without impairing your vision. Never jump into a body of water to escape bees
    If they perceive a threat to their hive, they will react. If you stumble upon a honey bee hive, the bees may think you're a threat. In that case, they will attack and try to sting you. When honey bees sting, they release pheromones that stir up nearby bees.

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  • A F, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 19 2020

    Your theoretical suggestion cannot be implemented during emergency situation.

    This is because of the non- availability of the infrastructures when required.

    Where to find a car? To take shelter during attack from honey bees!

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