Barbados: Man dies after being stung by bees

A 35-year old man died Thursday after being stung by bees, according to local media reports.

The deceased has been identified as Nicholas Shepherd of  Marchfield Close, St Philip.

The father of one is reported to have  ventured a short distance from his home to pick some mangoes, unaware that the fruit tree was home to a massive beehive.

The bees chased him all the way to his neighbour’s backyard, where he  made an unsuccessful attempt to wash the insects off at a tap.

The incident occurred some time before 1. pm.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    June 23, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I hope there are no Africanised killer bees in Barbados. He probably suffered an allergic reaction to all those bee stings.