According to the Associated Press, three people were hospitalized in Oklahoma City on Saturday after a swarm of “30,000 to 60,000" BEES escaped and stung passersby during a BEE deal done wrong in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Please avoid the Walmart at 4900 S. Sooner until we have this situation with the bees under control. Access to the parking lot is denied.— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) August 6, 2016
Officials tell Fox 25 a person was selling three hives, each containing more than 10,000 [BEES], when one was dropped in a Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot Saturday morning. Thousands of [BEES] swarmed into the air and fire crews rushed to spray water in the area and distract the [BEES] from people nearby.
BEEkeepers were then called to the scene and managed to corral the BEES.
Beekeeper responding to the Walmart at 4900 S Sooner. The store was evacuated. 3 adults transported now!— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) August 6, 2016
Officials say the BEE threat has now passed.