Africanized bees confirmed in Holdenville

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 6:25 am
By: News On 6

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 three-thousand 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.