Monday, November 11, 2013

Blue Monday - House of the Killer Bees

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Things of Blue are not always pretty. When searching for Blue, I sometimes come across it being used in an ugly way. This is the case for today's offering. Take a deep breath!

A swarm of killer bees killed a pit bull dog by stinging it over 100 times. Another pit bull was taken to the veterinary hospital and may not make it.

Upon investigation, 80,000 killer bees were discovered in the attic of this Blue trimmed house located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

picture and story from: © 2013 Tampa Bay Times

If you're interested in the details of the story, you can read more about it here.

Happy Blue Monday!


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SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, that was a lot of killer bees... Scary! Thanks for hosting, Sally and a grand Happy Blue Monday! Thanks for this weekly highlight :) Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

LV said...

Seems there is just no good news anymore. What a horrible thing to happen. You are correct, sometimes blue is not good.

Lina Gustina said...

My first time to know about those killer bees, Sally. Too scary.
Poor dogs. The home where found the beehive looks so dirty.

Unknown said...

Gosh that`s horrible :-(

Anni said...

Sounds like a really bad horror movie! I hope the American sciensists succeed in their attempts to mild these bees aggression. Our planet needs loads of bees, but not the aggressive ones!

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Anonymous said...

That was a sad story. The only upside is that the owners could have been killed a long time ago. Thanks for hosting, Sally!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!


The Quintessential Magpie said...


You are not going to believe this, but my SIL had a bunch of bees make a nest way in their back yard under some shrubs they decided to cut back. They stung her Jack Russell and the yard man. She had to get the U of FL to recommend a so,union. It was so scary! They got them out somehow to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Better that than being stung to death.



bj said...

Wow...killer bees are so scary.
Guess being stung 'til you're black and blue would be horrible.
Have a good week, Sally.

My Desktop Daily said...

Wow! Sounds like a sequel to Hitchcock's "The Birds"! :-)
Thanks for hosting, Sally!

Anonymous said...

A sad story, but a great blue capture.

SarahBeth said...

Imagine living with a swarm like that in your house.... That's awful about the dogs, but something needs to be done about that house! Everything including the kitchen sink in that yard. Where is code enforcement when you need them?

Ileana said...

Scary ! I am happy i am not there!:))
Thank you for your comment on my
Greetings from Romania!

Neesie said...

Oh my...that sounds horrendous Sally, scary stuff indeed!
Thanks for hosting once's always great participate :D

Julie said...

That is scary.

Anonymous said...

What a story ~ great shot ~ Now have 'blogger comments' back on ~ so you should be able to comment ` thanks, carol, xxx

Jackie McGuinness said...

Scary story!!
Thanks for sharing.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Horrible! Thank you for your hosting.

Leovi said...

Very interesting, I would find killer bees!

photodoug said...

Beeware. Yikes, scary find.

Anonymous said...

What a horrible story.

Terra said...

That is a dark blue Monday story about the killer bees and the dog. I came over from Meme's Corner to say hi, and am following you now.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, It was so nice to talk to you this morning. I'm happy you called.

The killer bees in that house is so scary. How could those owners not realize they were there. I don't believe it. The county should make them clean up that junk yard. It is a hazard. What a shame about the dogs. At least now it will be removed.

Happy Blue Monday my dear friend and thanks for hosting such a fun Blog party.

Love, Jeanne

Hazel said...

Poor pit bulls :( Killer bees are no joke. I used to be stung a few times by bees (surely they were the small ones as I lived to tell the tale) when I was around 9. There was a beehive just outside; the side of the house. And superstitious old folks advised to let the bees stay in the hive because they bring luck. I remember my mother saying she doesn't believe in the superstition but in harvesting the honey later on.

Happy Monday, Sally.


Maria's Space said...

OMG this is so sad! Poor Pit Bull

joyh82 said...

OMG, how scary is that! I hate bee's. I know they do some good but
my Mom is allergic and I have been stung multiple times. Have a great week Sally!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Killer Bees very scarey.
Its Remembrance Day in Canada today so my post is about that.
Thanks for hosting Sally.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Nasty to hear about Killer Bees, terrible.

Thanks for hosting Sally, a bit of turquoise blue on white today.


Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting Sally. Blue Truck and Blue skies today. The Killer Bees are terrible.


betty-NZ said...

Goodness! That's so sad.

Hannah said...

Sad story. I'm not aware of having killer bees here. I'm always glad to see honey bees in my yard, but we have trouble with wasps and hornets sometimes. They are good predators so I like them as long as they stay away from our house and where we work, if they start stinging us we have to do something. We have crab spiders that prey on bees and other pollinators.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm absolutely certain that I wouldn't want to live in a killer-bee-infested house, no matter how lovely it looked trimmed in blue!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally, I barely made it but I am here! I hope your Blue Monday was a good one and as usual, you always share something interesting with us. Hugs Anne

Little Wandering Wren said...

Argh yuck, how horrible. But how lovely that you are hosting us once again!
Thank you Sally, Have a lovely week
Wren x

Little Wandering Wren said...

Argh yuck, how horrible. But how lovely that you are hosting us once again!
Thank you Sally, Have a lovely week
Wren x

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

How horrible! I actually got stung twice this year. Once on my eye lid! Talk about painful.