Bees that attacked man back in July identified as Africanized Bees
LAS CRUCES — A man attacked by bees in Las Cruces last July was stung by Africanized Bees.
That's according to Doña Ana County Officials.
After the attack bees were sent to a lab for DNA testing, the results showed the bees were Africanized which means they're more aggressive than regular honey bees.
At the time of the attack, crews were cutting down an old tree at the Alameda house and disturbed the hive hidden in a hollow part of the tree.
A 52 year-old man was harnessed in when the bees attacked and was stung possibly hundreds of times leaving him unconscious and in critical condition.
Two others were also stung but all made full recoveries.
County officials say if you’re attacked by bees, the best thing to do is run and seek shelter.