Bee attack caught on camera in Fort Myers

Posted at 11:29 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 23:30:29-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A mother and daughter were attacked by a swarm of bees while walking across the US 41 bridge in Fort Myers. 

Desire Edwards and her daughter were on the bridge when their brisk walk turned into a sprint away from a swarm of bees, the whole thing caught on cell phone by the daughter. 

Keith Cornell, a local beekeeper, says swarms of bees are a common site on bridges recently because of storms passing through our area. He says the bees will also use some of the bridges just like humans do to get across bodies of water. 

If you happen to come across a large swarm of bees like Edwards and her daughter, Cornell says the first thing is to run and get out of their way, don't try to fight them or spray them with anything because you will get stung. 

Cornell adds it is very important to remember this time of the year bees might be a little more aggressive because of the change of seasons. But there is some good news, bees are less likely to go for the sting if they are in a swarm rather than when they are settled in a hive. 

This is advice that Edwards and her daughter will take with them for their next walk across the bridge.