Africanized bees acquired the name killer bees because they will viciously attack people and animals who unwittingly stray into their territory, often resulting in serious injury or death.
It is not necessary to disturb the hive itself to initiate an AHB attack. In fact, Africanized bees have been know to respond viciously to mundane occurrences, including noises or even vibrations from vehicles, equipment and pedestrians.
Though their venom is no more potent than native honey bees, Africanized bees attack in far greater numbers and pursue perceived enemies for greater distances. Once disturbed, colonies may remain agitated for 24 hours, attacking people and animals within a range of a quarter mile from the hive.
DO NOT GO NEAR
SWARMING AFRICANIZED KILLER BEES
EXTERIOR HANGING HIVE
HIVE IN TREE / BUSH
IN GROUND HIVES
IN WALL HIVES
HORNETS / WASPS / YELLOW JACKETS
THEIR STINGS COULD PROVE FATAL. CALL NOW FOR A PROFESSIONAL BEE HANDLER TO EXTERMINATE THIS THREAT!