Do Africanized Honey Bees Sting?
Africanized bees tend to sting heads and sting ten times more per victim than non-aggressive honey bees and tend to attract more attackers per victim.
Are Africanized Honey Bees Dangerous?
While bees of any species aren’t known to attack without provocation, Africanized bees, much more sensitive than other species, react even to noises and vibrations near their nests and attack in greater numbers, for a longer period of time than common honey bees. More aggressive than your average honey bee, Africanized bees are more easily provoked, attack in larger groups at ten times the speed of European bees and can chase humans as far as a half mile.
How to Treat Africanized Honey Bee Bites
If you have more than 10 to 12 stings or if you have symptoms that include extreme pain and itching, rapid swelling around the eyes, ears, tongue and throat, seek medical attention immediately.
In addition to severe itching and noticeable swelling, other indicators of developing anaphylactic shock include: