Under a microscope a doctor in Hong Kong discovered 4 small bees living under the lid of a woman’s eye. While weeding a garden the woman felt what she thought was sand and tried to remove the irritation. Her eye became swollen and so she sought medical assistance. Sweat bees from the halictid family, primarily live on pollen but need salt from humans or animals and are attracted to tears and sweat for sodium. They are about a quarter of an inch long. Fooyin University Hospital where the bees were removed said that it was a first as far as they know in the case of humans. The bees were alive and well after being removed.