The History Of The Killer Bees

Killer Bees have been feared by people for a few decades now. Where did these bees come from? How have they spread out over the years? Are they going to stop expanding population wise? Those questions and more will all be answered below. Read on my friends. Let's check out the history of Killer Bees.

How It All Started

Back in the 50's there was a group of scientists down in Brazil that were trying to genetically altar honey bees in order to get more honey for less overhead. Everything was going great. They managed to create a new strain of bee that was to their liking, but they had no idea what was about to unfold.

Upon creating this new "Africanized" Killer Bee, there was a mishap at the lab, and some of the bees escaped. Since then, this new species has spread throughout North and South America, and there have been recorded findings as far North as Canada.

The Impact Killer Bees Have Had On The Environment

Killer Bees are notorious for attacking and destroying other colonies of insects. Especially, other bees. Killer Bee colonies get very large and can have thousands of members as I explained on the home page. These pest bees have taken oven sections of the rain forests and just annihilated everything else around in an effort to protect the queen and their young.

As the Killer Bees expand North they are having a much larger impact as when they were first introduced into the wild. Even though we created this creature, we are unable to get it under control. Killer Bees are actually mating with the European bees that we use to make honey and are multiplying exponentially.