Africanized honey bees or hybridized bees are often referred to as killer bees due to their aggressive behavior. They look the same as honey bees, but they are very protective of their hive and will defend it in large numbers if they feel threatened. They can be provoked by loud noises and certain smells like barbecues, fires, smoke and even the breath of mammals. Although bees die after they sting, Africanized honey bees swarm their victims in such large numbers that multiple stings can be fatal. If you suspect an hybridized bee infestation, call us immediately for removal and stay indoors and away from the hive.