A woman's infection turned out to be bees living in her eye, feeding on her tears

Doctors treating a Taiwanese woman with an eye infection was surprised when they found four bees embedded in her eye, feeding from her tear ducts, according to a report by Taiwanese news channel CTS. 

In a news broadcast uploaded to YouTube on April 3, a CTS reporter said that the 29-year-old Taiwanese woman named He went to Fooyin University Hospital in Taiwan after experiencing severe pain in her eye. 

There, doctors found the bees feeding on her tear ducts under her swollen eyelids, CTS said.

The hospital's head of ophthalmology, Dr Hung Chi-ting said at a press conference that such bees nest near graves and in fallen trees, so chances of coming across them while hiking in the mountains are high, Apple Daily Taiwan reported. 

"I was visiting and tidying a relative's grave with my family. I was squatting down and pulling out weeds," He said at a news conference.