Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Zombees are real!  Not the walking dead type zombie, but there is such a thing as a zombie bee, or "zombees" as they are also called.  

Honey bees  in Washington that were acting strangely, were tested and scientists discovered that they had been infected by the parasitic fly apocephalus borealis (also known as the zombie fly). Those bees infected by apocephalus borealis have been dubbed as "zombie bees," or "zombees".  The infection has spread to Oregon, California, and South Dakota. Tests are being conducted on bees in several other states to determine if the bees there are infected.  Bees infected with the apocephalus borealis fly cannot spread the infection to humans.

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