Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to Subdue Attacking Africanized Honey Bees

A Guide for Fire Fighters and Rescue Personnel Africanized Honey Bees (Africanized honey bee) are spreading in Texas. Their attacks can be a life- threatening emergency. Fortunately, rescue personnel can help individuals  under attack by using (with slight modification) equipment … Continue reading

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Preparing Schools For African Honey Bees

Schools may want to take several precautions to help protect their students.  The following are some guidelines for planning for Africanized honey bee safety on and around campus. 1. Designate a school monitor to walk around school grounds daily to … Continue reading

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African Honey Bees – Protecting Your Pets and Livestock

Africanized Honey Bees are sometimes called “killer bees”. Some colonies of Africanized Honey Bees defend their nests with more vigor and in greater numbers than the common European Domestic Honey Bee. When bees defend their colonies, they target furry and … Continue reading

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Africanized Honey Bees – Outdoor Recreation Safety Tips

With the arrival of the Africanized honey bee, people  need to be more cautious when hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, or horseback riding, etc. out of doors. But remember, there is a variety of venomous creatures here and Africanized Honey Bees … Continue reading

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What to Do If Being Attacked by Africanized Honey Bees

Remember these important steps – 1. RUN away rapidly. Never stop to help others. However, small kids and the disabled might need some assistance. 2. As you are running, pull your shirt up over your head to protect your face, … Continue reading

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How to Bee Proof Your Property

The best way to prevent bees from establishing a colony on your property is to not provide them with an ideal environment for survival. Domestic Bees require three things in order to survive –  food, water and shelter. Remember, African … Continue reading

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How to Avoid a Stinging Incident

Things to remember – &#149 Make sure to stay away from Domestic Bee colonies. Because Domestic Bees nest in such a wide variety of locations, be alert for groups of flying bees entering or leaving an entrance or opening. Listen … Continue reading

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How the African honey bee is different from any other Domestic Bee.

How the African honey bee differs from the Domestic Honey Bee The behavior – not the appearance – of the Africanized honey bee is different from the Domestic Bee in four major ways – The Africanized honey bee swarms much … Continue reading

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Keeping Bees

Exposure to the fascinating facts about the life of honey bees might have “whetted the appetite,” so to speak, so that the reader may wish to keep a colony or two. Selected references are appended which will provide useful information … Continue reading

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Bees Do Sting

Many individuals  know only that bees make honey and sting. Practically all bees, hornets, and wasps are stinging insects. Only the females have stingers and only the worker honey bee has a barbed stinger. These barbed stingers are left in … Continue reading

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