Bee Swarms Terrorize Wildomar Neighborhood, Kill Family Dog

WILDOMAR (CBS) — Father’s Day ended badly for one Wildomar family, who found one of their family dogs had been attacked by hundreds of aggressive bees.

One of the Bammes’ family dogs, a chocolate Labrador mix named Reggie, was stung so many times, the veterinarian lost count.

“By 6 o’clock that night, we came home, our dog was in anaphylactic shock from hundreds of bee stings,” Kim Bammes said. “We had to put him down, 3:30 the next morning.”

Residents in the southwest Riverside County community of Wildomar say the bees can be heard buzzing at certain times of the day. People are now timing their comings and goings for when the bees are believed to be dormant.

The bees are everywhere — even inside the Bammes’ guest house, where bee carcasses were found on a mattress. The main hive is believed to be inside a hollow section of a neighbor’s tree.

The Bammes’ family contacted the owner of the property and asked them to get rid of the tree. The tree was cut down, but sections of the tree are still in the neighbor’s backyard, covered by a tarp.

CBS2/KCAL9’s Greg Mills knocked on the neighbor’s door, which was answered by a woman who said she didn’t speak English. When asked whether they would do anything with the tree, she said, “No. Private Property.”


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