What’s all the buzzzzz?May 18, 2019
Ever had eye pain? Sure.
Watery eyes? 100%.
How about swollen eyelids? Yep. (Once you hit your 40’s, everything swells!)
But…what about bees LIVING IN YOUR EYES? Uh. Nope. #AndThankGoodness
A 29 year old woman in Taiwan started feeling some discomfort in her eyes while cleaning a relative’s grave. Assuming it was dust or dirt, she tried flushing it out with water but that didn’t help. Later that evening, after experiencing sharp pains and watery eyes, she went to the hospital where the doctors discovered four (yes, FOUR!) sweat bees underneath her eyelids that were feeding on her tear ducts.
Sweat bees are very small, typically non-aggressive bees that fly around looking for some human sweat to lick up as a way of supplementing their diets. Attracted to human sweat and often found near graves, the bees most likely flew into the woman’s eye while she was cleaning off the grave.