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More Miami Killer Bee Madness ::

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on September 18, 2006

Another alarming threat associated with the swarms of killer bees settling
in Miami emerged this week, when scientists warned of a dramatic increase in cases of "mad honey disease".
8 people contracted the disease from eating contaminated honey last year
compared to 50 for all past records, with symptoms including convulsions,
low blood pressure and fainting affecting patients, the Independent said.
"Mad honey disease has the potential to cause death if untreated," the honey
researchers explained. "Because of the increasing preference for natural
products, intoxication induced by consumption of honey will increase in the
future," they predicted.
Whether honey will be off the menu for delegates attending next year¹s
Winter Music Conference remains unclear, though the threat of Africanised
killer bees disrupting proceedings grows ever more possible, judging by a
report in local newspaper the Sun Herald this week.
The paper described how swarms have started "terrorizing entire
neighbourhoods" in recent weeks and warned "they have killed and will kill
again". The Sun Herald also reported a horrific cautionary tale of what
happened to a horse, which stood on a nest in Labelle last week, which will
strike fear in the minds of big-mouthed DJs.
"It died in agony, and an autopsy found six pounds of killer bees- about
12,000 of the attackers - in the animal's stomach," said the Sun-Herald.
"Killer bees, you see, attack the face and seek out nostrils, ears and
mouth. A mouth opens in a scream; the bees swarm in," they added.
Killer Bee Links: (Killer bee tips: "the first sign of a potential attack is often a preliminary defense behaviour such as flying
at your face or buzzing over your head. This is a signal that you have
entered their area and are seen as a threat . . . People that have been
attacked say the worst part is being stung in the face and eyes . . .") Generally, Africanized bees
attack: ·when loud noises, strong odors or fragrances, shiny jewellery, and dark clothes are perceived as threat . . .") (God fearing bees game)
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