May 1, 2019 10:18 pm

Not the bees! Wind blows ‘basketball-sized’ beehive on to Arizona mom’s head, reports say

An Arizona woman was stung more than 30 times when a beehive fell on her head.


An Arizona woman was taken to hospital after bees stung her up to 30 times when a “basketball-sized” beehive “exploded” on her head on Monday, CBS 5 reported.

She was on her way to pick up her son from a home daycare, and she’s just thankful she took the stings and not him.

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The woman was walking up to grab her son from the daycare close to Rural Road and the U.S. 60 in Tempe, Ariz., when a gust of wind blew the beehive off a tree and right onto her head.

“The second I got out of my car and [walked] under it, it falls on my head,” the mother said.

“Yes, it fell directly on my head. I heard it explode on my head.”

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She just happened to be walking under the tree when a wind blew through, said Andrea Glass, deputy chief of the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department.

Winds that day were blowing around metro Phoenix at speeds of up to 72 km/h, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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The mother was stung on her arms, fingers and shoulders, she told CBS 5.

She went to hospital to be evaluated but later recovered at home.

  • With files from The Associated Press

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