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Thieves stung by 30,000 bees while trying to steal honey

By Mason White 7:48 AM April 7, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A group of thieves were stung by thousands of bees while they were trying to steal honey, police in Florida said.

New Port Richey Police said that the three men are recovering at a hospital after being attacked by 30,000 bees on Sunday.

The Pasco County Fire Department responded to the scene of the attack when neighbors called police to report thousands of bees on the loose.

Witnesses at the scene said that the three men were covered with bees. Firefighters used a water hose to disperse the bees and assisted the thieves.

Each man received about 50 bee bites. According to the police investigation, the men were trying to steal honey from a massive beehive.

A woman was also stung dozens of times when she left her home during the bee attack. The beehive will relocated to a safer location.