Animals: Boston Bees

According to John Van de Poele, Massachusetts' Chief Bee Inspector, at least 17 people were stung to death by bees in New England last year. Inspector Van de Poele, who wears a bathing suit while tending his own bees, has been stung almost daily for eleven years, considers himself totally immune to bee poison.* But physicians say that, like other persons who have developed ordinary bee immunity, he too could be killed instantly by a single sting on a vulnerable spot, the jugular vein, perhaps, or a major nerve.

One evening last week Apiarist Van de Poele went to Boston's Radio Station...

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