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Killer Bees Update (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-01-12

Duration: 00:04:20

Subjects: Invasive species | Africanized honeybee | Agriculture


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Hellmich, Richard Interviewee
  • Dunkley, Jimmy Interviewee
  • O'Neill, Don Interviewee
  • Danka, Bob Interviewee


This segment from the January 12, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state’s development of plan to deal with the migration of Africanized honey bees, or killer bees, into Louisiana in the 1990s. Duhe reports that the killer bees are expected to reach Texas in 1990. He interviews: Richard Hellmich, a bee researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); Jimmy Dunkley of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture; Don O’Neill, the president of the Louisiana Beekeepers Association; and Bob Danka, USDA bee researcher. Host: Robert Collins