Re: NANFA-L-- perils of Fla collecting

Mysteryman (
Fri, 28 Jul 2006 07:23:43 -0500

What makes you think that they were killer bees, anyway, the fact that they
attacked you?
It IS the tail end of swarm season, and you did kick their nest... what
would you have expected them to do?

I have a beehive in my house. They live in my bathroom walls and attic. The
bathroom window is a nifty little spot where I can observe them. I know they
aren't africanized, but I still know better than to try to run the lawn
mower anywhere near the bathroom.

I suppose the prudent thing to do is to alert the local authorities to the
presence of the swarm and report the incident, but don't go hitting the
panic button just yet. Africanized bees have appeared in Texas a few times
and I think maybe in Florida, so while I doubt that these are such bees, it
is a possibility.
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association (NANFA). Comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of NANFA. For more information about NANFA,
/ visit Please make sure all posts to nanfa-l are
/ consistent with the guidelines as per
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get
/ help, visit the NANFA email list home page and archive at