For the first time killer bees are being blamed for a man's death in Florida.

State officials say a 51-year-old man was swarmed by bees on Wednesday.

They say he was demolishing a trailer when he was stung more than 100 times by "Africanized honey bees" also known as killer bees.

There have been 17 deaths blamed on killer bees in other states but this is the first for Florida.