4 Living Bees Were Found Inside a Woman's Eye & No This Isn't the Beginning of a Horror Movie

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I don't have a problem with bugs per se. I understand they have a purpose in our larger ecosystem. I understand that they are creatures with a right to live just as myself. But I will also note that if I see a bug in my home, like any kind of bug, I start having nightmares that they will crawl into my ears and lay eggs and I'll be infested. Sounds like the plot of a bad horror movie, right? Because in what world would something that horrible happen?

I'll tell you what world -- THIS ONE. And it happened recently to a poor, unsuspecting Taiwanese woman referred to as Ms. He. 

Ms. He, a 28-year-old woman who lives in Taiwan, thought a gust of wind had blown dirt into her eyes, causing severe pain and discomfort. But when she went to the doctor to get it checked out, she had not one but four bees living in her eyes. Four. Bees. Living. In. Her. Eyes.

The doctor confirmed that they were a specific type of bee, known as sweat bees, which live off of tears and sweat. They were using Ms. He's eye secretions for nourishment. Sweat bees are generally tiny, ranging from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch in length. There are more than 1,000 species of these bees in the United States, Canada, and Central America -- though Florida is home to 44 different species of them alone. 

The doctor noted that while they are relatively harmless, Ms. He is lucky she didn't rub her eye, as she could have squeezed a venom out of the bees that might have left her blind. She is already on the mend and is expected to make a full recovery. 

To check out the photos and hear more about Ms. He's wild encounter with the bees, watch this Inside Edition video for more details.  

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