Africanized Bees Kill Big Spring Exterminator - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/11/04

Africanized Bees Kill Big Spring Exterminator

Killer bees are now blamed for the death of a West Texas man. 48-year-old Johnny Darden was working to remove a hive about two weeks ago in Big Spring. That's about a 100 miles South of Lubbock.

Darden, an exterminator, was wearing a bee suit, but not his protective head gear. He was stung more than 200 times and died. Lab tests identified the bees as Africanized.

On Tuesday lab tests confirmed killer bees here in Lubbock whish are also blamed in the deaths of four dogs last week.

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