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Bees attack Phoenix yard workers; 1 man taken to hospital

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The attack happened Saturday in front of a vacant Phoenix home. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com) The attack happened Saturday in front of a vacant Phoenix home. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
One man was stung multiple times in the face. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com) One man was stung multiple times in the face. (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
(Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com) (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

One person was rushed to the hospital after he and two others doing yard work in a Phoenix neighborhood were attacked by bees.

The victim, a 37-year-old man, suffered severe bee stings to his face, said Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Tony Mure. He was in serious condition.

The other two people were also repeatedly stung.

The attack happened Saturday around 9:40 a.m. near 16th Street and Glendale Avenue.

The home was vacant, Mure said.

Firefighters peered into a hole in the roof and saw a large number of bees still there, fire authorities said.

Sage Garvey with Burns Pest Elimination told CBS 5 News in early March that bee activity would be on the increase by month's end.

"It's very typical for bees to kind of gather in areas for days at a time and then move on," Dvorak said.

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