Today Africanized bees were terrorizing pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicycle riders on Regent Street. It started this morning when a man was trimming a mango tree in a yard beside the old Western Union building.
That was when he was attacked by a swarm of Africanized bees that had built a nest on the second story of the building.
He was rushed to the Belize Medical Associates Southside clinic across the street and has already been stabilized. But that's not the end of that story.
The bees, angered from the disturbance, attacked passers-by for the rest of the day. Those on bicycles tried to swat away the insects as they rode past.
As for the pedestrians, they swatted at themselves as they rushed into the clinic, seeking refuge from the onslaught.
Finally, after much runaround, a resident was able to call a retired agricultural officer who, as of 2:30 today, was still trying to get the nest down.