On September 22, 2013, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office together with the Willcox Rural Fire Department and Health Care Innovations medical personnel rushed to the 1600 block of West Saguaro Road near Willcox, Arizona. They were responding to an emergency involving a large swarm of bees that were attacking a woman and her horses. When they arrived, the woman had been stung over 20 times in the head and her two horses were down.
The horse woman told officials that her dogs were barking furiously. When she investigated the uproar of the dogs, she saw the bees in the process of attacking her horses. She tried to get the bees away and was stung about the head. Both of the horses had gone down from the vicious attack.
She was immediately treated for more than 20 bee stings to her head at the scene since she refused further treatment at a hospital.
Her horses were examined and treated by a veterinarian for the onslaught of bee stings. One of the horses will recover while the second horse, a 12-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse, was overcome by the bee stings and died.
The bee swarm disappeared after the arrival of the officials.
View this video on another incident involving bees, killing two horses in Texas: Thousands of Africanized Bees Attack Fort Worth Woman and her Horses
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