Washington Man, Stung By Bee, Decides To Pour Gasoline All Over The Beehive And Blow It UpS

Those damned bees. They sting you, and perhaps you get particularly swollen, and somewhat irritated, and then your summer day is ruined and you've got a moderate-sized welt on your arm.

So a Lynden, Washington man decided to get back at the bees—one of them stung his friend—by teaching them a fiery lesson:

A Lynden man dumped gasoline on a beehive that was in a tree and then ignited it Sunday night, Aug. 28, causing an explosion in the suburban neighborhood that could be seen from a few hundred feet away.

The man lit the hive on fire about 8:30 p.m. in retaliation for a bee sting one of his friends got earlier that day at the house on Twin Sister Loop, said Lynden Fire Chief Gary Baar.

The fire caused a large "whoosh" and singed the tree pretty badly, Baar said, but nobody was hurt. There were no flames when firefighters arrived about 10 minutes later. "No damage, except for a bunch of dead bees," Baar said. "The correct way to do that is to call a beekeeper."

But, but, sir, you don't understand! Fire! Explosions! Someone must pay!

Lynden man causes explosion after igniting gasoline-soaked beehive [Bellingham Herald, via Doug Farrar]