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Killer Bee Attacks and Facts

Killer Bee Attacks and Facts

In summer you're outdoors a lot, in the yard, on picnics, hiking and camping. It's easy to accidentally disturb a bee hive which can be serious, especially if they attack in numbers.

If this isn't bad enough a new, tougher bee is here and these killer bees are spreading fast. They anger quicker, will chase you farther and sting many more times per incident.

You can spot, avoid and survive killer bees the same way you do less violent common honeybees.


  • At home fill open cracks with steel wool or caulk and cover larger holes with window screen.
  • Outdoors expect to find them in unexpected places like holes in trees or in wood or rock piles, under picnics tables, in drain pipes, sheds and in water meters.
  • Watch for bee activity and listen for buzzing that tells a hive is near.
  • Watch children and keep pets on a leash.
  • If you are attacked don't flail or run. Hide in a dense bush instead.