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Right now some growing concern over attacks by so called.
Killer bees in just the last month alone there have been several attacks on Monday in Phoenix three people including two children.
Were attacked by africanized bees.
And nearby a swarm attacked three dogs one of the dogs died.
Last week in California these attacking two people in a guard in the man suffered eighty stings the woman.
-- hundred standings and in Texas and aggressive swarm attacked a landscaper.
Stinging them and dozens of times and killing four dogs.
Now one reason we're seeing more of these kinds of attacks could be the increasing range.
Of the so called killer bees in this country back in 1990.
The -- habitat was limited to the very southern tip of Texas but check out 2009.
A dramatic increase in their range moving further -- And into the south west and the south east.
Doctor Eric must it is a honey bee expert at the University of California Davis.
The why are these -- is migrating so far from where they used to be.
The anticipation was that the africanized bees eventually would make where you and I -- Carla kind of a smiley face across the country.
-- about southern third of the country having Eminem and both sides going further up the coast.
What does it mean to africanized what what we talk about these these obviously not all of these bees are as dangerous as the ones that we cited in the introduction.
How does indeed become africanized.
Well africanized these -- the result of an experiment where and make Turk European race of it this Miller for a combine it -- that a African.
Race and the whole idea was in Brazil through.
Get the temperate climate -- the ones that we keep.
Out of the -- drinking lemonade out into the food there was abundant there and make -- honey crap and they were doing very well also the hybrid.
Was put together to see if they could increase.
And hopefully they would mellow out a little bit because RBs are significantly.
More mellow than the African -- the problem is they -- get more honey.
But hybrid vigor if you wanna call it that brought out a real real strong defense that behavior so -- totally -- -- -- defense.
What should people be on the lookout for if they are having lemonade on their Havoc and -- -- and these Wendy you know you've got a real problem on your hands.
Well -- unfortunate thing is that africanized honeybees in European Honeybee is what's so similar that you can't tell them apart.
And quite a bit at the time even the africanized bees aren't that hard to -- with but occasionally particularly if for whatever reason.
They become defensive they can become extremely defensive end this -- many many many more times -- the European Honeybee colony well.
A doctor must -- real quickly we saw that maps from.
-- over a ten year span do you expect this problem to get worse in the coming years as well.
Quality and increasing -- expansion is going to continue some people have said they'll get all the way to Canada.
I don't know this -- anything to stop them but I don't believe it's going to be that bad I I think their discretion.
Sort of -- that happy face -- talked about before doctor Eric Munson is an expert at UC Davis joining us live today thank you very much for your expertise -- You're very welcome.
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