There is a mystery going on Naples Beach wherein thousands of dead bees were washed ashore on a popular beach in Southern Florida.
Some visitors to Lowdermilk Park Beach said they’re staying away after being stung while walking the shoreline. Many people said the bee problem has popped up during the past few days.
A bee expert told WBBH that seeing bees wash up at the beach is very unusual. The cause could be anything from a nearby pesticide spraying forcing them to the water or a swarm flying overhead that became exhausted and flew into the water.
In addition, bee experts also told NBC2 it is uncommon behavior for bees to wash up on the beach. They said it could be from nearby pesticide spraying, forcing them to the water, or it could be a swarm that flew over the beach that became exhausted and flew into the water.
Martha Duff lives in Naples and recently had a painful encounter with the bees.
“I’ve been stung a couple of times and at first, I didn’t know what it was and then I realized and then I had an allergic reaction,” Duff said.
Naples residents say the problem started only a few days ago. They are both concerned and confused.
“Why are there bees? Where are they coming from? And why are they in a very specific area of the beach?” Duff said.
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