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Things got worse when the bees turned their fury on the farmers, who were trying to move the farm animals to safety. Hewitt was stung several times on her face, and her arms
"I jumped into a car but the passenger side window was down, and they came in a black cloud towards me. I tried to swat at them and get them out the drivers side window."
Hewitt said at least three bees went into her ears, and one got stuck between her glasses.
"It was pretty bad. I got stung at least four or five times,"
"I do most of the Africanized bee eradications for the sheriff's department, the fire department, and the border patrol. They're much ornier this year for some reason. This is the worst I've seen in ten years,"
Booth said he can't explain why the bees are so agitated this year. "It doesn't make any rhyme or reason," Booth said. "I've been doing this over 20 years. For some reason, this year, they're (Africanized bees) just going completely insane."
Unexplained bee deaths have become an increasing issue in the past five years, a phenomenon labelled colony collapse disorder. Bees in the US, Europe and Asia have been affected, although it is hard to gather reliable data on how many have died.