Dougherty County Man Curtis Davis Killed By Africanized “Killer Bees”, Authorities ConfirmOctober 25th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Oct 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Africanized honey bees which are popularly known as “killer bees” killed an old Dougherty County man Curtis Davis, the Georgia state’s agricultural commissioner announced the news to the media on last Thursday. The commissioner said that the Dougherty County man was disturbed by the killer bees while he was clearing bush with his tractor. Curtis Davis was 73 year old.
The Dougherty County man reportedly received more than 100 stings which led to his death. Agricultural Commissioner Tommy Irvin told during the Thursday’s press conference that this incident is the first record of “Africanized” honeybees in Georgia. The “killer bees” believed to entered Texas in 1990 and since then has spread in the other states of United States. The commissioner said that the entomological tests have confirmed that the bees were “killer bees” which are actually hybrids of African and European honey bees. Tommy Irvin said that the “killer bees” attacked Curtis Davis because they are very defensive about guarding their nests and responds to the attacks quickly.
Tommy Irvin said that Georgia agriculture officials sent samples to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services after the death of the County man, however, after a week or so the reports have confirmed that the man was stung by “killer bees”. The agricultural commissioner advised people to stay away from bee hives and colonies and not to swat on bees if they are stung. He said that the beekeepers of Georgia will be able to detect any changes against the “changes” in “bee activity”. The agricultural commissioner said that the beekeepers will trap the activity of the “killer bees” in United States.
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