AFRICANIZED (“KILLER”) BEES Apis mellifera scutellata

Africanized “killer” bees looks so much like a regular honeybee that the only way to tell the two apart is by measuring their bodies. Africanized bees have different wing measurements than honeybees.

Color: Golden-yellow with darker bands of brown.
Legs: Six
Shape: Oval; bee shape
Size: 1/2
Antennae: Yes
Flight: Yes

These bees defend their colony and attack when threatened.

Africanized bees have small colonies, so they can build nests in unique places. They have been known to live in tires, crates, boxes, and empty cars.

Their venom is no more dangerous than regular honeybees-they just tend to attack in greater numbers, which causes more danger to humans.

Africanized (“Killer”) Bees can be found in AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX

Because of the aggressive nature of these pests and the enormity of their nests, Dirks can address an infestation. If you are chased by Africanized honeybees, run in a zig zag pattern and seek shelter in a house or car.

Courtesy of Pro Pacific Bee Removal San Diego