When Jude Barrow of Harlington Road, St Philip arrived home this afternoon the last thing he anticipated was a bee attack.
The 59-year-old was about to undertake a routine task when he was attacked by a swarm of bees and stung approximately 50 times.
“I came home from work and decided to clean my grease trap. As I took the first step over below there to dump it, when I look I see a heap of bees coming towards me. All I could do was to [leave] the bucket the same place and run straight to the shower to the back,” Barrow told Barbados TODAY.
With obvious signs of swelling due to the stings to his head, face, hands and torso, Barrow explained that he was saved from stings to additional parts of his body because he was wearing jeans.
He was assisted by a cousin, as well as his aunt, who was also attacked when she went to his aid.
“Before I went to the back, my aunt come to help me, and they turn on her then, ” he said, adding that they both had to seek medical attention.
Barrow said he had never been attacked by bees before today, and he pleaded for the immediate removal of the insects in order to prevent attacks on students who attend a nearby school.
“There’s a lot of children walking in the area to and from school, [so] we would like to see them removed so they don’t attack nobody else,” he said.
He demonstrated no signs of side effects up to the time Barbados TODAY left his home, other than the noticeable swelling.