1 Nov 2013

Man critical after bees attack

5:15 pm on 1 November 2013

A man is in a critical condition after receiving between 50 and 100 bee stings in northern Hawke's Bay.

The 43-year-old had stopped in Putorino to check on bees he was transporting on Friday, when the queen bee flew down the back of his shirt and the other bees followed.

The man was helped by a passing truck driver before being flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital.