Dead Man Bees – A man who was patching a hole in the wall of his home was found dead after a swarm of bees attacked him.
Donald Mason, 49, had also hit his head on the floor and died, his family said.
His teenage daughter discovered his bee-covered body hours later that night, the Herald reported.
Family members say Mason, an electrician and Miami native, was dedicated to renovating his family’s dilapidated home, which his great grandfather built in the early 1920s.
“The house is a little run-down, but he really tried to keep up with it the best he could,” his brother, Ken Mason, 42, told the Herald.
A bee control expert was sent to the house to remove the swarming pests before paramedics could retrieve his body.
“When police officers arrived, they could hear a humming noise, like the walls were alive,” Cmdr. Delrish Moss, a police spokesman, told the Herald.
“Although we are awaiting the autopsy, and right now the death is considered unclassified, the fall likely had more to do with his death than anything to do with the bees.”