One elderly woman, one girl injured b...

One elderly woman, one girl injured by swarm of bees in East El Paso

There are 19 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jan 5, 2011, titled One elderly woman, one girl injured by swarm of bees in East El Paso. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Firefighters and police are at the scene of a bee swarm attack this afternoon across the street from Cielo Vista Elementary School.

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Sra Valdez y Chingon

United States

#1 Jan 6, 2011
Ay cabron! Que mal

“Tardy For The Party ”

Since: May 10

United States

#2 Jan 6, 2011
That's horrible. I hope they're okay.
JoJo

AOL

#3 Jan 6, 2011
A couple years ago, I called 911 about a huge batch of bees in my tree that were as big as a large dog. A swarm of bees, all massed together on a tree limb.
911 said to: "call an exterminator in the morning, and there was nothing they can do".

911 said they have nothing to handle a swarm of bees.

Well, maybe this story about the woman being attacked will wake their hair up.

Pretty lame, a city of this size, with no emergency response or equipment to handle bees.

...and this is AFTER 9-11, and all cities were told to be ready for all emergencies and to "be prepared".

Lame, lame, lame.
No bee help in el paso

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2011
Jojo is right. Two years ago my seventy year old grandmother had a similar problem with a bee hive in her back yard and no one but an exterminatir in the city will help you. Perhaps this story should have contained information about what to do for help if attacked or how to PREVENT future attacks by removing potential bee swarms.
Grouchy One

Kenly, NC

#5 Jan 6, 2011
How terrible! I'm scared to death of bees and I would probably have died from fright. These poor people! I hope they are all right.

But a Beekeeper might be helpful. In NC there are Beekeepers who will gladly come take swarms of bees.

Or are they killer bees? This is frightening!
Deputy276

United States

#6 Jan 6, 2011
There are beekeepers here too. Just nobody smart enough to call them. With the unexplained demise of honeybees any beekeeper would gladly come see if these swarms could be removed without harming the bees or any persons. You have to understand this is North Mexico.
Wow

United States

#7 Jan 6, 2011
Our tax money should not pay for extermination on private property. That is part of the cost of owning a home. People rely on the government and our tax dollars way too much. If your grandmothet did not have money, your family could have helped her. Forgo the fake nails, cell phones, and designer clothes for a month. My parents are 83 and we do not rely on the government.
El Paso a Joke

United States

#8 Jan 6, 2011
See! The people in El Paso can't figure out who to call for this problem! A Bee Keeper should be called first, if they don't want to deal with it, then call exterminators!
LawyerBoots

Austin, TX

#9 Jan 6, 2011
...8 comments and still no moronic and typical "must be cartel bees from Mexico, the violence is spilling over!" comment. Wow, that must be a record for any news story on this site.
Justice

Frisco, TX

#10 Jan 6, 2011
Wow wrote:
Our tax money should not pay for extermination on private property. That is part of the cost of owning a home. People rely on the government and our tax dollars way too much. If your grandmothet did not have money, your family could have helped her. Forgo the fake nails, cell phones, and designer clothes for a month. My parents are 83 and we do not rely on the government.
. WOW you like an arrogant wow with a good job. U
You probably work for the government where I pay taxes for wows like you. In El Paso the average income is $8.00 Dollars an hour and most people can't afford designer clothes that you buy with my tax money. So wow the city is responsible for the Safety of it's citizens and bee swarms are a danger to everyone especially children and the elderly. So my tax money should go for the security of our citizens and not to pay WoWS like you who I'm sure work for the government and find it easy to criticize others.
Bummer

Santa Clara, CA

#11 Jan 6, 2011
The old lady should run faster next time.
oh no

Santa Clara, CA

#12 Jan 6, 2011
I bet those bees came from mexico. We should close the borders.
bee lover

Santa Clara, CA

#13 Jan 6, 2011
Good. I am glad. Bees: 2. Humans: 0.
Fredo

United States

#15 Jan 6, 2011
Swarms of bees are as uncommon this time of year just as birds falling out of the sky this time year. Very strange.
Breanna

Austin, TX

#16 Jul 13, 2013
That was my great grandmother. And I was the young girl. I am still scared to DEATH by bees. I have a panic attack every time I see one. But I thank the lord every day that my Nana (great grandmother) is still here!
Mexicano Orgulloso

El Paso, TX

#17 Jul 14, 2013
Breanna wrote:
That was my great grandmother. And I was the young girl. I am still scared to DEATH by bees. I have a panic attack every time I see one. But I thank the lord every day that my Nana (great grandmother) is still here!
were not!!! the old bag needs to stop trying to steal their honey.
POS

UK

#20 Jul 14, 2013
Were they American bees or midget Mexican bees ?
Breanna

El Paso, TX

#21 Nov 6, 2013
Mexicano Orgulloso wrote:
<quoted text>
were not!!! the old bag needs to stop trying to steal their honey.
Yess too. I went to Cielo Vista, and my great-grandmother was the one picking me up from school. So you need to shut up, the car door is what disturbed them!!
Walter Mercado

El Paso, TX

#22 Nov 6, 2013
Breanna wrote:
<quoted text> Yess too. I went to Cielo Vista, and my great-grandmother was the one picking me up from school. So you need to shut up, the car door is what disturbed them!!
Ay callate to hocico pinchi putilla.

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