On my bicycle ride today I was attacked by two killer bees. I was riding in Calimesa, I had stopped to lift my bike down the trail, and then they came. Two small bees swarmed at me, and did NOT give up until they had stung me. I have never had a bee attack me like that. . .at first I wasn't too concerned because they where small bees, I didn't even think it was a bee, until it was digging into my hair, and it was not afraid of anything.
I read that over 50% of the bees in southern california and inland empire are killer bees. Wow. . watch out for them. It only took two of them to freak me out. They truly are suicidal, they will not go away no matter how much you whack at them. I ran like 400 feet away from where I first ran into them, looking like a spasoid whacko on speed. I was waving my arms to get the freaking thing off me.
And they are smaller so they are hard to whack, they just land on your head and start looking for a place to sting. Fucking egg. . .I left a message with vector control, just to let them know. But since they are everywhere, not sure they are surprised. Maybe they keep statistics on how bad they are in different locations.
Difference between a killer bee and regular bee is pretty small.