Africanized honey bees are now in the state of Florida.
Here are 7 things to know about the Africanized Honey Bee. If you have the need for a licensed pest control operator in Sarasota or surrounding areas for bee removal of any kind. Call us at 1-866-263-WILD!
1. The insect is the result of experiments in Brazil decades ago. The bees moved from there to Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
2. One of the worst things you can do is to disrupt one of their hives. This will cause them to become exceptionally aggressive.
3. There is more that can excite them to attack than that however. The other things that do are: smell, vibration, noise, color, or movement.
- 4. The average size of their hives is 40,000-60,000 bees.
- 5. 500 Africanized bee stings has the same amount of venom as one rattlesnake bite.
- 6. If you see a single bee– leave the area immediately! Call 911 and notify a beekeeper.
- 7. Cover your head and run straight to shelter. Whatever you do, do NOT flail your arms.
For a full in-depth article on this subject click here for the Extension office of UF