Killer Bees Found Near Texoma

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Agriculture officials confirm that a massive hive of bees at a home in Holdenville are so-called "killer bees."

Officials say more than 3,000 bees removed from the
residence on Friday were the first case of Africanized bees
discovered in Hughes County.

Hughes is the third county this year where the bees have been
discovered. Bees also were found in Cotton and Stephens counties.

The insects have been spotted in 30 counties since 2004, when
the first case was discovered in Oklahoma.

Agriculture Department spokesman Jack Carson said the
Holdenville homeowners found the bees in a hole in a wall.