(CONCORD, Calif.) — Beekeepers were busy trying to make the streets safe again after a frightening and aggressive swarm of bees wreaked havoc in a California neighborhood this past weekend, trapping people inside their homes and cars.
Two people were hospitalized as a result of the swarm in Concord, California, and two daschunds were killed after being stung 50 times each. The bees are believed to be Africanized honeybees, a subspecies known as killer bees.
The swarm had apparently taken over a hive of honeybees Friday. When a beekeeper tried to extract the honey, the bees swarmed and chased humans.
It’s unknown where the bees came from, but they went into kitchen windows, people’s faces and a mail carrier’s hair.
“They were super aggressive,” said a woman. “They were literally like following us and going after us and banging on the windows.”
The California bees even pestered police.
The hive owner said he destroyed the hive, but some of those bees are believed to be still buzzing around.
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