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A man from Krabi, southern Thailand, was left terrified and thankfully unharmed after tens of thousands of giant honey bees – or Apis dorsata – swarmed his home on Sunday. Thailand’s giant honey bees have been called “the most dangerous stinging insects on earth” by Cornell University apiculturist Roger Morse. Somchai Kaewkasorn, a Department of Highways official, was watching television on Sunday evening at around 8pm when he noticed 2 or 3 giant honey bees fly into his house. Then he saw 2 or 3 more, then he saw more, and more. When Somchai went outside, he heard the swarm […]

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What nonsense! 

Any type of sting is dangerous if you are allergic, more so if you are subject to multiple stings. Any bee keeper can tell you this.

And presumably the author of this article is not aware of the Asian hornet which can do a real number on you.

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“Somchai suspects that someone tried to destroy the bees’ nest, forcing them to evacuate.”

Highly possible. One large nest can have 40kg of honey. I wouldn’t fancy trying to harvest it though.

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