In a tragic accident a man from Texas was killed after running in to a beehive with his tractor.
The incident highlights the dangers of African bees which are far more deadly than the European variety. 62-year-old Larry Goodwin had been working on a brush pile when he accidentally disturbed the hive, releasing swarms of bees. Despite the efforts of his wife and neighbor, Goodwin was stung so many times that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
"You can’t believe how bad they are," said bee exterminator Allen Miller. "They make me want to get out of this business. They can get up under your clothes where no other insect can go. In a hive of ordinary European bees, about 10 percent will attack if the hive is threatened, but with African bees, all of them attack you."
"A Texas man was stung to death by about 40,000 killer bees a day after his 62nd birthday when his tractor ran into a hive, KCEN-TV reported on Sunday."
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