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Are Killer Bees still threatening America?

Asked by timothykinney (2743points) July 23rd, 2008

It seems like back in the 80s I saw some news report saying that Killer Bees were going to invade the USA from the South. Sometime in the 90s I heard a similar threat and I remembered hearing the first one. I haven’t heard about it since then. But I have a theory: either this is a coded message to switch on/off the idiot lights in our President, or there really is a threat and it is delayed because Killer Bees are lazy.

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syz's avatar

It was yet another over-reaction by the mass media to a misrepresented occurance. The “killer bees” are merely somewhat more aggressive. But then I suspect you already know that since you know their real name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee

flyawayxxballoon's avatar

I highly doubt that a swarm of killer bees are going to invade us to the point that it’s actually a risk factor.

Zaku's avatar

I thought Charlton Heston took care of this with the help of a scientist using the anti-serum on himself, and eventually using the US military helicopters and flamethrowers or something in that 1970’s bee disaster film. Clearly I need to see that one again as my memory is really foggy.

Indy318's avatar

sadly it is a tough time for bees right now. There is a mysterious disease or virus that has killed a majority of the bee population in the US. Although killer bees have been living here for decades, it unlikely they pocess enough strength in #s to execute an all-out attack against us. So you can finally go outside now. :)

loser's avatar

Wow, that’s a relief! Thanks guys!!!

marinelife's avatar

The so-called killer bees interbred with other strains and their aggression was weakened. Also, much of the honey bee population has been decimated by mites.

beowolf8379's avatar

they never did man they helped us bees make flowers so the planet will live and we wont get killed

DrEldonTyrell's avatar

Anything swarming in from Mexico should be considered a threat to the United States.

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