Aggressive Bees Swarm Concord Neighborhood; Pets Killed

CBS San Francisco, May 14, 2016

A swarm of bees has been attacking a Concord neighborhood, stinging people and killing pets.

The swarm is moving across several blocks near the intersection of Cowell Road and Treat Boulevard.

Several people have been stung and at least two dogs died.

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The bees were so relentless, KPIX 5’s reporter Da Lin said he couldn’t get out of his van. Even with the windows closed they were still trying to get in, pounding at the window.

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They even chased a police officer back into his cruiser.

Resident Mike Mally was stung during an on camera interview. He said he’s been stung several times.

“Five, six, seven, eight, nine (gets stung) . . . oh now ten times,” he said wincing. “Damn it. It hurts.”

The venom from the stinger causes the skin to swell.

Aside from attacking people, the bees have killed a bird and two small dogs named Milo and Gunner. The veterinarian said she stopped counting after she pulled out 50 stingers from each dog.

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Master bee keeper Marcin Wojcikowski believes these are Africanized killer bees.

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