Killer bees have been confirmed in eastern New Mexico.
Those test results released today in Portales.
Several samples of bees were sent to the USDA office in Arizona after a Portales woman was stung dozens of times in her backyard.
Roosevelt County sent off 17 samples, 16 of those were returned today. 69% of the bees were found to be the agressive Africanized bees.
In Curry County 90% of the samples returned were found to be the Africanized variety.
Pest control experts say if you find bees around your property you should contact a pest control specialist immedialty.
|Africanized Bees Attack Area Woman|
Dangerous bees continue to swarm through the region injuring some people. The most recent attack of Africanized Bees happened in Portales on Tuesday, making it the third case in three months. In Clovis, two people were stung six weeks ago. A local bee specialist says recent rains have helped...
Last Modified 09/16/2006 05:02:08 PM
|Killer Bees found in Panhandle|
Africanized bees are moving further north in the Texas panhandle. They may look like regular variety European honey bees, but they are in fact much more dangerous. The bees were first brought to South America in the 1950's to improve the honey production of the native European bees...but some...
Last Modified 08/29/2006 05:53:58 PM
|Home where man was fatally stung had quarter-million bees|
(AP) SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Exterminators have removed a hive containing an estimated quarter-million Africanized bees from a home near Bisbee where a man was fatally stung on Aug. 20. Charlie Pasley, 39, died after being stung about 300 times by a swarm of bees as he was working on the roof of...
Last Modified 08/28/2006 11:59:55 AM