As if we don’t have enough problems to deal with here in Ocala and Marion County it seems we may be under invasion by the dreaded African Killer Bees. A local bee control company was called to a home in Summerfiled where they were confronted with a hive containing as many as 10,000 angry bees that could certainly kill a person.
I was aware that there have been Killer Bees in Florida for quite some time but I suppose I did not realize that they were so close to us here in Ocala. This is a scary thing to us because my family spends a great deal of time outdoors here in Marion County and the thought of running into something like a swarm of African Bees while hiking or camping in the forest makes me very fearful and concerned.
I mean can you imagine being way out in the forest with your children and being confronted by a swarm of African Bees? That’s a ery serious thing and this can be a very serious problem for us here in Central Florida. If we experience an explosion of African Bees here in Marion County or Cetral Florida in general it can be devastating to the local economy and citizens in a variety of ways. African Bees can kill people as well as livestock and an infestation of these in any of the local horse farms or agricultural zones could be tough on the already struggling industries.
These African Bees could become a very serious problem if they continue to expand their territory and the good people of Marion County should do their very best to see them eradicated as quickly as possible.
A swarm of approximately 10,000 African Bees invaded a live oak tree at the home of Eric and Deborah Uneberg on Southeast 25th Avenue in Summerfield on Monday.