SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Scottsdale fire responded to a report of a landscaper stung by multiple bees in a neighborhood near Granite Reef and Indian School Road.
Just before 10 a.m. firefighters located two large bee hives in a pine tree.
Three patients were treated for bee stings, with one patient being transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
The immediate area has been evacuated and fire officials are working with the homeowners to contact a bee removal company.
The bees are very aggressive and residents in the area are asked to stay indoors and avoid the 8300 block of East Heatherbrae.
The Scottsdale Fire Department reminds residents they will not remove bees unless there is an imminent danger to a person or active attack in progress. Residents should contact a bee keeper or bee removal company when a hive is found.