A 30-YEAR-OLD man has tragically died after being attacked by a swarm of bees in country Victoria.
The incident happened on a farm at Dunkeld, in the state’s west, on Wednesday morning.
The man was reportedly working on the Macarthurs Road property when he was stung by not one, but an entire swarm of bees around 10am.
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Despite the desperate attempts of those on the scene to save the man, he died before he could be taken to hospital.
It’s understood the man had been employed as a gardener or farm hand at the property, which is owned and managed by the prestigious Royal Mail Hotel.
It’s understood fellow staff members tried to resuscitate the man, but there was little they could do to save him.
According to a study published by the University of Melbourne in January this year, hornets, wasps and bees have caused 27 deaths in Australia over the past 13 years.
A third of the 42,000 people who were hospitalised due to venomous bites and stings in the same period had been stung by a bee.