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Family attacked by bees near Nellis AFB

Joyce Lupiani

Family attacked by bees near Nellis AFB

CREATED Oct. 29, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A mother and her children were attacked by bees on Sunday at  the intersection of Marion Drive and Alto Avenue, near the Nellis Air Force Base.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, the mom and six children were stung multiple times. The youngest victim was 18 months old. The father of the family was unharmed.

The bees attacked after the children opened a sprinkler box which contained an active hive.

CCFD paramedics provided treatment to all of the victims. One family member suffered more than a dozen stings. However, no one required hospitalization.

CCFD officials want to remind the public that warm weather and increased outdoor activity boosts the possibility of people encountering bees in Southern Nevada. Bees tend to be most active from the spring to the fall when they are colonizing and looking to set up hives.