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(KCEN) -- A family mourns today after a 62-year-old Moody man was killed by Africanized bees yesterday.
Family members said there wasn't any skin visible that hadn't been stung by the killer bees
Larry Goodwin just celebrated his 62nd birthday on Friday.
Yesterday he was consolidating a brush pile on a neighbor's property when he upset a killer bees hive in an old chicken coop.
That neighbor's wife and daughter tried to help and got stung around a hundred times between the two of them.
Responders tried to resuscitate Goodwin at the scene but he was pronounced dead
According to Larry's daughters Tanya Goodwin and Kelley Flores, "If anybody has any brush or anything on their lands, please clear it, because they don't want to go through this. Nobody needs to go through this."
"Anywhere you think a bee's going to be. Really take precaution if you have any doubt. Call somebody or call the fire department out here and they'll check it out for you," said neighbor John Puckett.
Allen Miller's Bees be Gone removed the killer bees from the yard yesterday.
According to Miller killer bees are still extremely rare but he's seen at least five cases of Africanized hives in the last month.
That's more than he usually sees all year.
By KCEN TV
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