A man was hospitalized after suffering multiple stings in Ramona Wednesday afternoon, confirmed Cal Fire.
The incident happened on the 15400 block of Wyport Road just after noon, and it was not yet clear whether bees or wasps were responsible for the stings. According to Cal Fire, the 38-year-old victim was taken to Pomerado Hospital by paramedics. The victim's current condition is not yet known.
In a previous interview, a bee expert told NBC 7 that swarming season tends to be exacerbated following a wet winter and spring.
After last winter's record rains, there is a lot more nectar and food around to replenish the swarms.
Beekeepers say the best way to avoid agressive bees is to run in a straight line, because the bees fly in a zigzag. Never jump into water because bees will wait at the surface for someone to come up for air.
Only 4 percent of the population is highly allergic to bees but an attack can endanger anyone, according to beekeepers. On average, it takes 50 stings to place the life of a healthy adult at risk.
Check back on this developing story as more details become available.