Bee Attack Update

A local beekeeper finally found not one but two hives in the area where the man was attacked by bees. I never really bought into the swarm theory so I’m glad to see they found the hives and can move them to another area to prevent something like this from happening again.

I do find it a bit hard to wrap my mind around a hive so large that it could contain up to 1 million bees as the story reports. That must be a very healthy hive, and if it is not Africanized, they must have some great genetic traits.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about this event in Austin and can’t imagine how frightened that man must have been.

    Thank goodness there’s a strong beekeeping community in Austin to keep gentle genetics going strong. Truly, beekeepers who manage for docility are the best defense against Africanized genetics dominating the region.

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