Bees: now too many, wrong kind: kill three dogs near San Bernadino

Africanized honey bees; bet you had forgotten about those buggers.

A swarm of Africanized “killer” bees attacked and killed three dogs in Hesperia last week when a hive was disturbed by a falling tree branch in a fenced backyard. Authorities say the owner of the three mastiff dogs a 100-pound female, 90-pound male and a 20-pound puppy was also stung repeatedly while attempting to save the animals on May 7th.

“They’re very aggressive, and where other bees will chase you and leave, these will chase you a quarter-mile or more,” Summers said.

About 90 percent of the bees in San Bernardino County desert areas are now Africanized honey bees, county Vector Control Program supervisor Joe Krygier said.

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