They were probably a domestic breed that had swarmed off of a hive and set up a new hive in the tree. Problem is, there is no "back door" in a tree, and all the guard bees are at the main entrance. In a domestic hive, you smoke the bees down from the top and take the honey supers off the top of the hive. A VERY talented beekeeper could actually pull this off bare handed without getting stung! I never quite got that talented, but could remove the honey supers with not too much fuss on a clear warm day. What you NEVER want to do is go through the front door, especially without smoke!
There are three bees you are likely to encounter.
1. Bumble bees, pretty docile and native to the americas.
2. European bees, provide our honey and found both in hives and it the wild. They entered the wild when swarms weren't captured.
3. Africanized bees, This is a cross of European bees and African bees. The differenced between European and Africanized bees is the Africanized bees are very aggressive and sting count can be well over a hundred that can be deadly to humans. They also protect their hive over a far greater range.
You don't really domesticate bees but instead you provide them with a hive that's easer for the bee keeper to use. The original hives required the destruction of the hive to recover the honey where as modern hives can be almost fully reused.
 December 30, 2014 at 6:06pm
It’s a risk I am also willing to take. Don’t trust safety’s, too easy to accidentally grab a trigger. Don’t want that thing anywhere near ready to fire until it’s pointed where I want it.
 December 30, 2014 at 5:57pm
Sad story and the reason I NEVER keep a round chambered. If a 2-year old were to get a hold of my gun (which they won’t), they’d never be able to get the slide back. Had a personal defense instructor tell me otherwise, but I’d rather take the risk of needing to chamber than risk an unintentional shooting.
This would normally be my response but I often get bashed by the people that think a gun without a round in the chamber is useless. I say that's horse****. I continue to carry without one in the chamber but practice often on getting one in and ready quite often.
Good for you! Your leg, toes and more sensitive parts thank you. No different than carrying a revolver with the hammer on an empty chamber. anyone worried about not having two hands available or not having enough time to chamber a round when needed should consider switching to a double action six shooter.
 November 13, 2014 at 9:48am
Thought that removing bees from structures in Texas was pretty bad. Hot, cramped, covered in honey with bees trying to kill you. Accentuated by the occasional fall from a ladder. Gladly do that all day vs. having to climb into a cement mixer!
 June 27, 2014 at 11:06am
Am I the only one that can’t figure out what flag they’re waiving in the photo?
They only show the colored side of the Flag for this Photo shoot. The other side of the Flag says "Homeless ? Hungry ? free Room & Board in AmeriKa."
Well, the picture was taken in NY, and, I can't find it after googling, maybe it's the new Palestinian flag since they merged with HAMAS?
December 7, 2012 at 2:38pm
Challenge them. Ask them what they need and why. If it’s money for gas, offer to buy them gas. If it’s money for a bus ticket, offer to meet them at the bus station. If they want food, offer to go pick them something up. This will 100% filter out the needy from the typical “pan handlers” as the needy will do what it takes and take you up on your offer. I’ve helped fill a couple of gas tanks and provided some meals but even more, watched people switch and ask me to just give them the money–ain’t gonna happen.
December 7, 2012 at 2:29pm
December 7, 2012 at 2:27pm
Having been on both ends of this scenario myself, it’s far more difficult to ask for help than it is to give it yet I argue that giving has the greatest reward. I have had more than one Christmas that just showed up on my doorstep. We’re good people. If you want to help don’t ask if people need help, ask them what they would like most right now. They’ll tell you that. If it’s something extravagant, they likely haven’t hurt enough yet. I remember a friend asking me what I wanted most one Christmas and my answer was to be able to pay the mortgage. My mortgage was paid and presents under the tree from people I had rarely even talked with.
God bless ProZacDose! It takes a real man to put his family before his pride!
I was homeless once for a few months. I had a mental breakdown. A psychotic break. I ate food out of garbage can. I never asked anyone for money or food. But sometimes kind people took one look at me and bought me food or gave me a five dollar bill. That was rare. Sometimes, people were cruel. I did not drink or do any drugs. Just had some crazy kind of break down. I will always remember the kind people. They made me feel hope inside. Sometimes I can tell when someone is in trouble and even though they did not ask, I look and see something familiar and give them a few dollars. However, I am very skeptical of the professional panhandlers.
December 5, 2012 at 12:19pm
While I love to read all of the “Big Oil” conspiracies, I fear that the truth may be a bit more sobering. While I do have to admit I haven’t researched the fundamentals, my gut is telling me that what we are seeing is the result of that 34% not affected by the price of oil, which is bad. If I’m correct, we’re seeing that gas prices have been able to remain high as stimulus cash dumps into the economy, meanwhile demand for oil for non-fuel purposes is falling. In other words, the demand for oil to make stuff (like plastics and other core goods) is dropping. Tell-tale sign that the economy is about to slow, again.
October 5, 2012 at 2:19pm
How long before riots are blamed on this?
September 14, 2012 at 12:59pm
WTF? This guy must have the worst job in the world trying to spin this crap! I don’t recall seeing Egypt, Libyan, French, German, etc. flags on fire. These are not protests, these are attacks and our response has been shameful!
Blazed and Confused and Rook. I feel sad for all the Obama supporters help because they are following the false prophet talked about in the Bible. They blinding follow him, without REALLY checking out what he has to say. Obama sets up straw men(which are really lies) so that he can knock them down and he does it because he can't really debate on the issues and that's the FACTS.
BTW, I get my news from ever where, including MSNBC< CNN because I want to know what the enemies are saying.
According to a lot of info, obama has either lied or omitted his sexual preference. Wish I could have copied all this blog, but you get the idea, or go google a few of these sites:
“Obama was personally involved in the gay bar scene.”“If you just hang out at these bars, the older guys who have been frequenting these gay bars for 25 years will tell you these stories,” DuJan said. “Obama used to go to the gay bars during the week, most often on Wednesday, and they said he was very much into older white guys.”Obama, DuJan said, is “not heterosexual and he’s not bisexual. He’s homosexual.”Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, who worked with the National Security Agency from 1984 to 1988 as a Navy intelligence analyst, confirmed DuJan’s claims.“It is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator,” Madsen told WND.WND also spoke with a member of the East Bank Club in Chicago, who confirmed Obama was a member there and was known to be a homosexual.
Lots more about this. look it up yourself.
September 13, 2012 at 2:18pm
There doesn’t need to be. This was announced as, “open-ended”. This can go on for ever.