Killer Bees

10 minutes to read | Updated for 2019

Killer Bees

In the 1978 movie The Swarm, great clouds of angry bees attack entire cities and sting hundreds of people to death. This pure fiction could never happen in nature. But folklore like this has arisen within the last ten years regarding an insect often called the “killer bee.”

The killer bee’s ancestors live throughout Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. Africanized bees, as they are properly called, were accidentally introduced into the wild in the Americas during 1956. Brazilian scientists were attempting to create a new hybrid bee in the hopes of improving honey production. The Africanized bee escaped and began to dominate the native honey bee.

The new hybrid took many years to establish colonies throughout Latin America. It is aggressive, easily agitated, and all in all a bee with a bad attitude. The first Africanized bee was found in in southern Texas in October 1990. This bee is expected to spread across the southern United States, where the winters aren’t so harsh. Some scientists and entomologists believe that Africanized bees will be able to adapt to colder weather and roam as far north as Montana. If this projection is true, it could become a significant problem in the U.S. for a number of reasons.

Honey Bees

Honey Bees

| Updated for 2019 What's In This Guide HoneyRoyal JellyBeeswax PropolisPollination Buzz! What a busy honey bee! Honey bees make and do things that are helpful to humans. They are very interesting insects. Honey bees provide us with honey, royal...

read more
Best Wasp Powders

Best Wasp Powders

| Updated for 2019 Delta Dust Multi-Use Pest Control Insecticide DustTempo Dust InsecticidePunchau Easy-to-Use Pest Control Bulb Duster Best Wasp PowdersIt’s estimated that somewhere between one and two million Americans are...

read more
Best Bee Catchers

Best Bee Catchers

| Updated for 2019 Aspectek Wasp Trap 2 Pack Cypropoid Solar Powered RESCUE! Non-Toxic Trap Best Bee CatchersWe have all been in a situation where bees are an issue.They build their nests in the most frustrating places, and you...

read more
Vet’s Best Flea and Tick Spray

Vet’s Best Flea and Tick Spray

| Updated for 2019 Vet's Best Flea and Tick Home Spray for Cats Vet's Best Flea and Tick Home Spray for Dogs Vet's Best Natural Flea + Tick Home Spray, 32 oz Pack of 2 Vet’s Best Flea and Tick Spray Advion is a trusted line of...

read more
How to Get Rid of Wasps

How to Get Rid of Wasps

Wasps bring trouble where ever they go. Their stings hurt and they can get you more than just once. Learn how to get rid of wasps in this article.

read more
How to Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets

How to Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets

| Updated for 2019 What's In This Guide Important Note on Stings and Allergic ReactionsIdentifying Different Species of Wasp and HornetFind Wasp and Hornet Nesting and Activity Treatment for StingsKeeping Wasps and Hornets Away from Your Home and...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This