Jun 01

Are Africanized Honey Bees More Deadly Than Other Bees?

By Bryce MacCabe | Honey Bee Basics , News & Information

Are Africanized Honey Bees More Deadly Than Other Bees?

Africanized Honey Bees (AHB) have earned a bad reputation as aggressive honey bees in recent years. Popular media portrays Africanized bees as swarms that will form together in groups and seek out targets to sting to death. Myths also exist that Africanized honey bee venom is more potent and therefore more deadly than other bees. While such stories make for great news, it is unfortunate that more often people are beginning to believe such stories.

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