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6:31 AM Tue, Nov. 20th

Firefighters foam hive of aggressive bees

Chino Valley firefighters foamed a hive of aggressive bees Thursday found inside a wood container outside a home on Elk Drive, said Chino Valley Fire Acting Battalion Chief Mathew Mayhall.

"We don't like to kill bees, because they're helpful and a part of nature, but these bees were aggressive," said Mayhall, noting that one crew member was stung twice by the bees.

This is the fourth complaint about bees reported in the The Daily Courier this month.

An earlier article mentioned the City of Prescott hiring a beekeeper from Cottonwood to remove a beehive inside a water meter box on Montana Drive. In another incident, a Dewey-Humboldt man was stung repeatedly while scouting for hunting season by a cattle tank off Orme Road near Mayer.

Before that, three men in Wilhoit were attacked by bees while they worked on a house, and one of those men died from the attack.