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Old 03-30-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I'm strongly considering a move to Albuquerque or Rio Rancho and I was hoping that someone here can tell me if New Mexico has a problem with African Killer Bees. If there are can any of you tell me how it affects daiy life? I hear that those bees will chase you for miles and they literally swarm at you and its easy to agitate them. Any info on this is Much appreciated
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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Default Killer Bees

There are no "killer bees" this far north in New Mexico. It doesn't effect our daily lives at all. If there has ever been a killer bee attack in NM it would have to be down by the Texas/Mexico border, but I haven't ever heard of one in the state. I believe I saw a show on Discovery or Nat'l Geo. that showed the projected path of the bees has moved east of NM.
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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Here are some resources to check out:

http://www.stingshield.com/nm.htm

http://spectre.nmsu.edu/media/news2.lasso?i=824 (broken link)

To the best of my knowledge, I cannot remember any recent incidents (reported) involving killer bees...
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:53 AM
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There have been killer bees found south of Carlsbad. If you go poke a stick in the hive you'll get the what for.

The only way it's likely to be problem is if the make a hive near your house. The threat from them is on par from the threat of being struck by lightening. I wouldn't worry about it. People's loose dogs, or loose teenagers are much more of a problem.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:07 AM
 
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Thanks so much everyone I hope to take a trip down to this area this summer and check out different sites and get a feel for the job market, this info helps alot. I just heard that the killer bees have been all over the south west but its a good thing i won't have to worry so much about that lol.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Ely mn
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They tested some bee hives in Wisconsin, where my brother lives, and they DID find killer bees up that way, and that they are breeding with honey bees. So the person who said New Mexico doesn't get them" that far north" is wrong.
They are in the northern NM. There was a man who was attack by 1000's of them north of flag staff, he was watering his garden and they just swarm him, and didn't stop. He said they were very aggressive and followed him. He pulled through lucky for him!!!!!
blessings
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Carlsbad has had a few attacks by Africanized bees in the last few years. If I remember correctly, a man was mowing his lawn and was attacked by bees last summer. He didn't know the hive was there. I don't know how far north the bees are in the state.
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