KBest News has just confirmed that there was a "bee attack" earlier this afternoon that resulted in 3 people being transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center and the death of a dog.
According to Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson, the call was received about noon today. First responders were dispatched to Cantebury South where a resident and 2 staff members had been attacked by bees. The 3 people were transported to SMMC for treatment and later discharged. It was also noted that a nearby dog had died as a result of the bee stings.
The hive was located outside of the Canterbury South building, located at 1700 S. Lancaster in Big Spring, but still on the property. A bee keeper was called out to handle the bees and they have now been removed.
Chief Ferguson stated that bee attacks usually occur 2-3 times during a year, and could not confirm that the bees were "Africanized." He also advised that bee hives should be handled by professionals to ensure that they are properly and safely removed.