Beekeeper dies of bee stings

Škofja Loka – One person has died after bees attacked two beekeepers in north-west Slovenia while they were working on the beehive over the weekend.

While they were setting up the hives, some of the hives collapsed and enraged bees attacked both beekeepers. The younger man retreated to the forest and the older man towards the car.

Dnevnik newspaper reports that the older man tried to calm the bees with smoke but was unsuccessful. When the younger beekeeper returned from the forest, he found the older man on the ground heavily stung.

The man was rushed to the Ljubljana University Clinical Centre by helicopter but died on the way.