PORT ST. LUCIE — A 79-year-old woman walking her dog was attacked by several honeybees Friday morning and was stung approximately 20 times in the face and hands, Port St. Lucie police said.
A 11:04 a.m., Port St. Lucie police went to the 700 block of Southwest Cashmere Boulevard, just south of Sunlight Christian Academy, for reports that a woman was attacked by honey bees.
She was walking Bailey, a yellow Labrador retriever, when she passed by a beehive in the bushes. The beehive had been there a few days with approximately 1,000 honey bees, PSL police said.
An unknown man helped the woman get away from the bees but left as police arrived because he had a plane to catch.
Rescue personnel transported the unidentified woman to a local hospital for treatment.
Officers later learned she was going to be fine.
Bailey, who also was stung a few times by the bees, also was in fine shape, according to Animal Control.
A local trapper relocated the beehive.
If you come in contact with a large swarm or hive of bees, PSL police urge you to call a licensed bee removal professional and if you get stung, seek medical attention.