Bees attack Barrow

When Jude Barrow of Harlington Road, St Philip arrived home this afternoon the last thing he anticipated was a bee attack.   

The 59-year-old was about to undertake a routine task when he was attacked by a swarm of bees and stung approximately 50 times.

“I came home from work and decided to clean my grease trap. As I took the first step over below there to dump it, when I look I see a heap of bees coming towards me. All I could do was to [leave] the bucket the same place and run straight to the shower to the back,” Barrow told Barbados TODAY.

Jude Barrow was attempting to empty the bucket above when the bee attack occurred. 

With obvious signs of swelling due to the stings to his head, face, hands and torso, Barrow explained that he was saved from stings to additional parts of his body because he was wearing jeans.

He was assisted by a cousin, as well as his aunt, who was also attacked when she went to his aid.

“Before I went to the back, my aunt come to help me, and they turn on her then, ” he said, adding that they both had to seek medical attention.

Barrow said he had never been attacked by bees before today, and he pleaded for the immediate removal of the insects in order to prevent attacks on students who attend a nearby school.   

“There’s a lot of children walking in the area to and from school, [so] we would like to see them removed so they don’t attack nobody else,” he said.

He demonstrated no signs of side effects up to the time Barbados TODAY left his home, other than the noticeable swelling.

11 Responses to Bees attack Barrow

  1. Thelma Rosita Worrell
    Thelma Rosita Worrell January 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Thank God that he did not get an allergic reaction.

  2. Shane Castillo
    Shane Castillo January 18, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    wow God protected him.

  3. Sanchie Barrow Larrier
    Sanchie Barrow Larrier January 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Euna Callender Jennifer Barrow Shauna Barrow

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 18, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    The best way to destroyed these bees get some dried coconut branch light them and smoke them out. Bees hate smoke.

  5. Shauna Barrow
    Shauna Barrow January 18, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Praise God – Jude is so strong and not allergic!

  6. Mhizz Oneta Boyce Bryan
    Mhizz Oneta Boyce Bryan January 19, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Thank God you are safe

  7. Natalia Reid
    Natalia Reid January 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I’ve been trying to get a bee hive removed from behind my house, on an abandoned property, but I’m hitting a brick wall because the ministry of health said they don’t remove them because of the cost attached to them. The land infront of me was being cleared yesterday, and low and behold, another hive of bees…I called someone about removal and I was told removal could be in excess of $300, someone else I know was charged $950 to remove a hive…I am totally frustrated

  8. Samantha Trotman
    Samantha Trotman January 19, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Why were u going throw your grease trap water on other people property? But glad u all are ok

  9. Audrey Worrell
    Audrey Worrell January 19, 2018 at 11:28 am

    whats really going on

  10. luther thorne January 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm


    Sounds Political to me.


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