According to recent surveys, scientists have arrived at the stunning conclusion that although the honey bee production is on the rise, one must especially BEEhave or get stung to death.
Along the coast side of Carolina and Florida, researchers have learned that the number of victims inflicted by shark population, is not anymore an issues, as it seems an even deadlier menace is among us: bees.
It has only been a couple of weeks ago, that a man from the Rio Grande Valley has been reported being attacked by a swarm of African Honey Bees. While trying to harvest his crops, it appears that, not only did the man disturbed the location of the bee hive, but because the bees from colony felt threatened by the powerful noises that the tractor was making, they ended up attacking and ultimately killing the citizen.
Throughout Rio Grande Valley terrain, there have been reported of course, many other attacks among the population. After deciding to spend the day fishing on the shores of South Bay, another man stated, according to the press, that after a swarm of bees had surrounded his boat, he feels lucky to still be alive. Only by jumping into the water and holding his breath, did he manage to escape the violent bees.
Many questions are starting to rise about whether or not, human kind has something to do with the sudden rise of bees attacking. Even though, humans are probably to blame for many shifts taking place within the environment, scientist say that, climate change can also have a great impact on the bee hives.
Although they can appear to be deadly, bees are also an important asset towards the development of our environment. It was during the 1950’ s that, for the first time ever, African honey bees have been brought shores of Brazil to breed with local swarms , thus increasing the production of honey.
Unlike the usual domestic bees that are far from being aggressive, African honey bees on the other hand, can easily respond to any type of danger when enraged by loud noises and even dark colors. Having the instinct of attacking as a group, any victim is bound to become immobilized and stung to death not by 50 or 100 bees as it would normally happen, but by the entire colony.
Also, the fatality of their stings can also make a noticeable difference in the high number of fatalities that are reported daily. While only an allergic person faces the risk of dying when being stung by a normal honey bee, the sting inflicted by the African honey bees and the pain the it can cause, has proved to be lethal not only for men, but even other animals.
Another interesting fact about African bees is that they enjoy conquering other hives, especially the ones of European bees. After killing the mother queen and destroying the larva and all the residents, African bees take over the hive by placing their own queen on the throne.
Scientists nowadays, are trying as much as possible to raise awareness and inform the public that these little creatures are more dangerous than one would expect. Trying to avoid dark corners, pipes, air shafts, barns bridges, abandoned cars, and as it has recently been discovered, even empty electric panels, can make the difference between living and dying.
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