The following video captures a group of cyclists being attacked by a swarm of bees in Spain.
The incident happened during last month’s Tropical Bike Motril mountain bike competition.
The footage shows José Miguel Rodríguez, who happens to be the co-organizer of race, getting stung was many as 80 times which required treatment at a hospital in Granada, along with four other competitors.
“I’ve never suffered so much,” he said. “When I got home my wife was frightened. I had to take anti-histamine medicine.” “The most discomfort came at night”, he added:
Just looking at the footage is painful, as two riders were forced to dumped their bikes altogether and retreat.
In the right-hand corner of the video, you can see a beekeeper off to the side, which explains where the bees came from.
Experts say, bees can feel vulnerable when their hives are disturbed, making them more likely to attack as a means of defense, while some species in Spain and elsewhere can be attracted by human sweat.
In any case, it’s a good thing they weren’t Killer Bees.
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