posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 05:26 PM
"killer bees" are a man made freak.
They are a mix of african honey bees and european honey bees.
They were created because man wanted a large and fast supply of honey.
Were the european bee makes large amounts of honey it does so slowly and for a short period of time.
The african bee makes a smaller amount of honey but quicker and for a longer period of time.
It is correct that they are a normal bee and do not give a larger amount of venom per sting. But it's their extremely agressive behavior that makes
them so deadly. They are very tempermantal and slight noise seems to affect them easily. Man got the honey from them he was hoping for but got some
thing else he was not bargining for.
They reproduce quickly, attack and over take normal bee hives, and their quick reproduction causes them to seperate colonies quicker allowing them to
spread much faster. They will follow enimies over a large distance and attack in greater numbers. They also stay in anger mode for a longer period of
They were breed in Brazil or some other part of south america where they exscaped from the scientists breeding them and have been making their way
north since the mid 60's or 70's . They don't die in the winter as some insects do but they (those that have breeding capibility) hibernate like
lady bugs and most other bees. This is the only time they are dormant. Bears will attack their hives for the honey and will be mostly safe due to the
thickness of their fur. Some birds will eat them and other insects then of course you have frogs lizards and such also.
This is from memory but here is some links that should back every thing I have said. I might have gotten the dates wrong or the mount and frequancy of
the european and african bees reversed also.
And though I have personaly never seen a snake eat a bee there might be some on earth that do.
But none in the U.S. that I know of. The smallest snakes here eat ground dwelling insects, arachnids, earthworms, small anphibians and other smaller
snakes. The largest ones eat small rodents and birds and other snakes.
I hope this helps.