bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, July 18, 2004

The world's largest killer bee

Guess where the world's largest killer bee is. Yes, you guessed it, Texas. It's a statue in Hidalgo, “the killer bee capital of the world”.
“What other city of 4,000 has something like this?” brags Mayor Franz, sweeping his arm in the direction of his nasty mascot. “We're not going to follow the leaders anymore. We're going to take some chances and get out there in front.”
Supposedly, Hidalgo is where Africanized honeybees first crossed the border into the USA in 1990. The bee statue seems to have cost in the region of $20,000, but it seems to be proving a lucrative tourist attraction.


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