By: AP
By: AP

SUMMERFIELD, Fla. (AP) - African bees, also known as killer bees, are swarming around Eric and Deborah Uneberg's central Florida home.

Approximately 10,000 bees swarmed from a beehive in a live oak tree in the couple's backyard on Monday when a pizza delivery man approached their home. No one was injured. And, for now, the bees have settled in a nearby live oak tree in Summerfield, near Ocala.

The couple first noticed the beehive on Jan. 17. Entomologist Richard Martyniak estimates the original hive may have contained up to 60,000 bees.

Martyniak, who works for All Florida Bee Removal, says he has been called to get rid of several hives of African Bees in the area.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Barbara Location: Florida on Mar 1, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    My lord,Can we take on much more worry. I had no idea they were already here. When you get rid of them, do you relocate them or kill them. They say they're mixing with our regular honey bee, and we've had about 1/3 of them die from some sort of reason.So even if they're dangerous, can we afford to kill them? This is what I want to know?
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