The World Is Shocked As Doctors Find 4 Bees Living Inside a Woman’s Eyes
After recognizing the insect leg, the doctor pulled out the insect by the leg very slowly. Then he pulled out three more the same way. He informed that they were all alive and intact. The insects were only 4mm in length and therefore, the doctor said that it was possible they had been blown into the woman’s eye with the gust of wind. They got stuck inside her eye.
7What were the bees?
The bees were sweat bees or ‘Halictidae’. They are attracted to sweat or perspiration, hence their name. Sometimes they also drink tears. They sometimes sit on humans to absorb sweat. They do not usually attack people. As the doctor mentioned, they were around 0.3 to 0.4 centimeters only. After being removed, they were sent to an organization to be studied.
These bees do not really pollinate or go near flowers. Therefore, they need a source of protein apart from pollen. For this reason, they like to drink sweat and tears. This is also why they sometimes hover near our eyes and eyelashes. They are very small and often go undetected. However, they mostly hover in groups of 4 to 7, in which case one must be careful.
9The scariest part
The bees were inside Ms. He’s eyes, feasting on the salt in her tears. The doctor revealed that she got lucky. Had she rubbed her eyes or tried to do anything that would agitate the bees, they would have secreted their venom, which could have even blinded her. She bravely bore the pain and thankfully did not rub her eyes. She is expected to make a full recovery.
10How often can this happen?
The chances of this happening often are highly unlikely. We may get stung by bees by they don’t enter our eyes. Sweat bees mostly sit on the skin, but in case they are near the eye and the woman tried to shoo them away. This was an accidental situation where the wind pushed the bees into the woman’s eyes and then they got stuck there.