NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A swarm of bees killed a 5-year-old female pit bull in North Hollywood Saturday.

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The attack occurred in the 11000 block of Cumpston Street.

A tree in the neighborhood was being cut down and there was a bee hive inside the tree. When the bees got agitated they attacked the dog, named Babe.

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“Don’t provoke the bees, don’t throw anything at them,” warns exterminator Mason Denny. “Common sense you know.”

The bee hive will be removed Sunday.

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No word on how large the swarm or hive is.