Man in serious condition after being stung by bees at Iolani Palace

BRIGETTE: THE HOME OF HAWAII’S HAS BECOME HOME TO SOMETHING ELSE. HOWARD: BEES. HUNDREDS, MAYBE THOUSANDS OF THEM. WE ARE TOLD THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, BUT TODAY THINGS TOOK A DRASTIC TURN WHEN A MAN WAS STUNG MULTIPLE TIMES, SENDING HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. KIMBERLY: WE ARE TOLD THE MAN WAS STUNG ON THE FACE, HEAD AND BODY, TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER THE ATTACK. CREWS WERE CALLED IN TO GET RID OF THE BEES. NEAR TOP OF IOLANI PALACE, HUNDREDS OF BEES, AND THIS IS ONE OF AT LEAST THREE HIVES AT THE ROYAL RESIDENT. ANOTHER HIVE, AND THEY ATTACKED A MAN. A GUARD CAME OUT WITH A FIERY STINGER AND WATER, BUT HE WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL. KIMBERLY: HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION. OTHER STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS WERE ALSO STUNG. IF YOU GET TOO CLOSE TO THE HIVE, IF YOU GET INTO THEIR FLIGHTPATH, START DISRUPTING THEM, THAT’S WHEN THEY GET AGGRESSIVE. KIMBERLY: THE PALACE IS AN UNUSUAL PLACE FOR THE BEES TO BE, BUT IT CAN HAPPEN. WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IS SOMEWHERE THAT LEADS TO A CAVITY THAT THEY CAN OCCUPY. AFTER THE ATTACK, CREWS WERE BROUGHT IN TO REMOVE THE BEES. BECAUSE THE PALACE IS HISTORIC, THERE’S A LIMITED NUMBER OF THINGS YOU CAN DO TO THE STRUCTURE TO GET THE BEES MORE IMPORTANTLY, TO CREATE A SITUATION WHERE THESE ARE NOT GOING TO GO BACK IN. KIMBERLY: CREWS WILL CONTINUE WORKING TONIGHT TO REMOVE ALL BEEHIVES FROM THE PALACE. OFFICIALS TELL ME THEY WILL ASSESS THE SITUATION TONIGHT

10 comments

  1. Instead of bee-ing proactive & doing something about it before it becomes a problem, here comes the so-called "state" bee-ing reactive as usual.

  2. Maybe if they would've spent, some of their millions, on an exterminator, instead of, putting it in their pockets, they wouldn't have a, "Bee Country", in their yard!

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