The shorelines of many beaches are home to a vast treasure trove of items that wash up on the shore from locales both near and far. But for visitors of Naples Beach in Southern Florida, they had to watch their step after a mass of bees washed up on the popular tourist spot last Tuesday.
The dozens of dead and dying bees were discovered, after some beach goers in the area reported being stung by the tiny insects as they were walking along a certain section of the shoreline according to a report from WBBH-TV.
Martha Duff a resident of Naples, was one of the unfortunate few to be stung by the bees, and recounted her experience claiming:
I’ve been stung a couple of times and at first, I didn’t know what it was and then I realized and then I had an allergic reaction.
Naples residents claimed that the influx of bees on the beach started a few days ago, and they are both concerned and confused. Duff continued:
Why are there bees? Where are they coming from? And why are they in a very specific area of the beach?
Local bee experts are also confused about whats going on, with one expert telling WBBH that seeing bees wash up on a beach is a very unusual event.
The cause could be anything from a nearby pesticide spraying forcing them to the water, or a swarm flying overhead that became exhausted and simply flew into the water.
NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
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