Posted October 07, 2018 07:05:04The death of a beekeeper has been ruled an accident after he was hit by a sting from a hornet during a bee sting operation.
It was reported that Barry Walsh, who has been involved in beekeeping for decades, was at the front of a van when the sting was caught on film and taken to a local hospital in Co Dublin.
It is understood the beekeeper’s son had been working in the area for several days and was not in the van.
A post-mortem examination is now being carried out on Mr Walsh’s body.
The beekeeper, who is originally from the United Kingdom, is survived by his wife and five children.
His son has been in touch with local gardaí and the Garda Confidential Unit.