Two people were killed in Colombia of bee stings


© RIA Novosti. Michael Mordasov

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 20 — RIA Novosti, Alexander Solovsky. Numerous attacks on people "Africanized" killer bees were recorded in Colombia, two people died from the bite, said late Friday the Colombian radio station Caracol.

The most alarming situation is in the departments of Antioquia and Huila, where rescue workers for the last day of more than 50 times went on call citizens who were attacked by bees.

Near the village of Neiva was found dead 90 years Pedrerosa Marcos (Marcos Pedreros), who went into the forest to collect firewood and could not get away from pounce insects. The second victim was the bee boy of six years, which stir up a swarm, trying to get out of the brush there flown a kite. Came to the rescue to help adults bring the child to the hospital in Bello, but to save it failed.

According to the radio specialist bees Kolyasos Alfredo (Alfredo Collazos), super-active insects associated with advancing in Colombia sometimes flowering plants.

"Africanized" honeybees was removed 55 years ago geneticist Warwick Kerr (Warwick Kerr) in Brazil by crossing Apis mellifera scutellata from Africa with various European individuals. The new breed is distinguished not only rare diligence, but also the unusual aggressiveness. To prevent any spontaneous swarming, on an experimental apiary in the cells of the hives were placed special dampers, which passed through the working bees and could not get into the uterus and drones. But one accident 26 colonies were free. Since that time, the insects, whose venom is particularly toxic, spread throughout South America. From their bites have been killed over two hundred people.

Problems bees, including opposition insect killers, will be discussed at the World Congress of beekeepers, which will be held in September in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires. The next such forum in 2012 will be held in the city of Donetsk in Ukraine.

Source: RIA Novosti

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