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To: Paleo Conservative
Those Africanized bees are nasty.
 
When I was in CBP Academy, they discussed what to do if you ever found a swarm while boarding a ship (that's the most likely place we'd encounter them).  I kept asking how do you determine the difference between an Africanized be and a regular domestic one.
 
Finally, they told me "Look, if you ever see bees on a ship, just run like hell, OK?"

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

3 posted on 04/13/2007 7:33:25 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Finally, they told me "Look, if you ever see bees on a ship, just run like hell, OK?"

Could be a sequel to the film Snakes on A Plane... Bees on A Ship ...

4 posted on 04/13/2007 7:36:37 AM PDT by ikka
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To: Owl_Eagle

“Those Africanized bees are nasty.”

Yes, they are; however, their venom is no more potent than is the venom of US domestic bees (Italian variety). What makes the Africanized bee so “nasty” is the fact that they are super aggressive in defending their Queen. When they become riled up many, many more of these bees go after the person or thing that riled them.

Seven years ago, while moving a hive, I was stung on my head approximately 41 times. The pain was excruciating so I cannot imagine the pain Mr. Trevino experienced. Interestingly, bee venom is very good for alleviating arthritis pain. I’d bet Mr. Trevino no longer has arthritis of the skull. (:>)


12 posted on 04/13/2007 8:08:44 AM PDT by miele man (Continually voting against iodine deficient libs for 42 years)
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