How to Deal With Africanized Honey BeesJuly 14th, 2015
Africanized Honey Bees are the result of science experiment gone wrong. It all happened in 1965 when Brazilian scientists were attempting to breed a honey bee that was able to adapt to the weather in the Southern American tropics. What ended up being created is better known today as the “killer bee”.
Just within the past 10 years, killer bees have started making their way into North America. The reason these bees inherited their name is because of their tendencies to fiercely attack humans and predators who disturb their territory. The stings that these bees perpetrate against their prey have the ability to cause severe injuries and even death. The slightest of noises or vibrations can disturb the bee and cause reason enough for a swarm to attack their target. These bees will also attack in much greater numbers than a regular swarm, and once disturbed they will take out their anger on whatever is in their radius for up to 2 hours before they calm down.
As you can see, dealing with Africanized honey bees can be very dangerous. If you notice a swarm around your home it is best to call a professional for assistance. If you would like more information on killer bees and control, please call 1-800-533-6330.