Bees on prowl in Chandigarh again
With the onset of spring season, the menace of honey bee has once again aggravated in the city with reported three incidents during the past one week.india Updated: Feb 28, 2009 16:08 IST
With the onset of spring season, the menace of honey bee has once again aggravated in the city with reported three incidents during the past one week.
Forty one students of a Secondary School were attacked by a swarm of bees while they were playing in the school ground. The children had to be hospitalised later.
In another incident, a local cricket match had to be stopped as bees attacked the players.
In yet another incident yesterday, 15 persons including three students were stung in a bee attack on the premises of Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGIMER)in Chandigarh. All the students were later discharged after being provided with medical aid.
Last year, a 35-year-old engineer died after a bee attack here. Ashok Bhandari, 35, succumbed to his injuries after the attack at a parking lot outside the main administrative office of the PGIMER.
According to the Municipal Corporation, which has a separate cell to deal with the problem is removing as many as eight to ten beehives on a daily basis.
The MC has also started a helpline where residents could lodge complaints, especially at an early stage of beehive formation so that appropriate preventive measures for removing them could be taken.
The people have also been advised not to disturb the beehives as agitated bees could attack them.
First Published: Feb 28, 2009 14:39 IST