Bee Allergy

Honey bee

Honey bee

Bee Allergy can produce anaphylactic shock in people who have allergy to the venom. Bees factor in well over half the cases of American worker fatalities caused by insects. Animals can also have allergic reactions to bee venom. The Fresno Bee is reporting that the Fresno State University mascot, Victor E. Bulldog II, was stung by a bee, had an anaphylactic reaction and died earlier this week. Bees most commonly sting when an animal approaches too close to the nest. Africanized bees are present in some parts of the southern United States. They are more aggressive an more likely to sting. Many of the bee stings are a result of feral colonies that are unnoticed until the bees make their presence known.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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