AS MANY AS FORTY BEE STINGS ARE BEING BLAMED FOR THE DEATH OF AN AMATEUR BEEKEEPER, IN BOX ELDER COUNTY.

AUTHORITIES SAY APRIL TAYLOR, 31, WAS STUNG -- WHILE CARING FOR HER BEES, IN HER BACKYARD -- AND MAY HAVE HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION.

SHE LEAVES BEHIND A 6-YEAR-OLD SON.

STATE AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE HIVE, TO DETERMINE THE BEES' SPECIES... AND WHAT MAY HAVE MOTIVATED THEM TO BECOME SO AGGRESSIVE.