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7 things to know about Africanized honey bees here in Arizona

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 18:57:25-04

PHOENIX — Africanized honey bees. Experts say out of ALL of Arizona's venomous creatures, they are responsible for the most deaths.

Think of it this way, 500 stings equals one rattlesnake bite. 

See just how dangerous these insects are in the video above!

SAFETY TIPS:
If you encounter one, leave the area immediately, call 911 and notify a beekeeper. If you disrupt a hive, cover your head and run straight to shelter. Whatever you do, do NOT flail your arms.