Apr 19, 2013 8:32 AM by Jeff Beamish
TUCSON - Do you know what to do if you're attacked by bees when hiking?
This morning on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You", Meteorologist Jeff Beamish got answers from the experts at Tucson Fire Department. Among their tips:
- Run away as quickly as possible. Africanized bees will follow you up to a quarter mile.
- Avoid wearing aftershave or perfume before hiking. Bees are sensitive to odor.
- If swarmed, make sure to cover your head and face. These are areas most vulnerable to bee stings.
- Do not jump in water. Africanized bees will wait for you to come up for air.
Click here for other bee safety tips, courtesy of the University of Arizona.