Killer bees


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Killer bees

Hybrids of African bees accidentally introduced into the wild in South and North America in 1956 and first reported in Texas in 1990. They were first imported by Brazilian scientists attempting to create a new hybrid bee to improve honey production.
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The Worker Bees sent the Texas Rangers to net the Killer Bees wherever they had flown.
Killer bees, which result from a cross between African honey bees and a Brazilian variety in the 1950s, have spread from Central American into the southern United States.
My husband and I were recently involved in an attack by African killer bees and one of our German shorthairs lost his life.
Four Marist players are part of the Springfield Killer Bees, who have a 16A team for the first time this year.
I LIVE IN CONSTANT FEAR OF TERRORISM, BIRD FLU, GLOBAL WARMING, and NOW APPROACHING KILLER BEES.
Since then, he has travelled more than 240,000 kilometres with the BBC Natural History Unit, along the way getting chased by a cheetah, mauled by a rabbit and stung by killer bees.
During the 1970s, the killer bees were the bird flu du jour.
Swarm chandelier by Zaha Hadid for Established & Sons, seemingly inspired by an attack of the killer bees.
Take something negative like killer bees and figure out a way to put a positive spin on it," says honey-mustard maven Reed Booth.
The latest in a long line of very smart digital cameras, the FinePix F700 is the first to be operated by a host of miniature killer bees packed into its casing.
One of the scarier moments for the couple came in the form of a swarm of killer bees.
There's a documentary about killer bees on Channel 5 at the same time, so viewing figures for the Tobago action will inevitably be low, but I felt it my duty to point out there was some golf on.