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Killer Bees (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-09-20

Duration: 00:04:59

Subjects: Agriculture | Invasive species | Africanized honeybee


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Sylvester, H. Allen Interviewee


This segment from the September 20, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on scientists’ expectations that a migration of Africanized honey bees, or killer bees, from South America will reach the United States by the end of the decade. His report touches on the potential impact of the killer bees on Louisiana agriculture. He interviews Dr. H. Allen Sylvester, a researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture.