PFLUGERVILLE (August 9, 2012)--A 40-year-old warehouse worker was stung more than 300 times after he accidentally disturbed a massive colony of Africanized bees in Pflugerville.
The man was in stable condition as he was taken to a hospital Wednesday, Pflugerville police said.
The aggressive bees also stung three other people, but none was seriously hurt.
The worker did not know that the bees built their hive inside a cabinet that he was trying to move.
Beekeeper Keith Huddle, who helped to remove the bees, told the Austin-American Statesman that the colony contained about 125,000 of the insects and 120 pounds of honeycomb.
Entomologist Wizzie Brown said Africanized bees have become prevalent in Texas in recent decades.