How close did you get when the first bee defended the hive?
juleed and i were about 25-30 ft from it. mustard devil was next to it.
How do you know they were AHB vs just really pissed off bees?
if you read the TAMU stuff, everything they described is what we got. the punctures in my neck were much larger than regular honeybee as well. someone can go collect 10-20 bees and submit them to TAMU, but i'm not going back.
AHB look like regular honeybees. can actually be slightly smaller in body size. they started attacking more after i tried to brush/swat one off of mustard devil. before that, they were only starting to swarm around him.
IF i could get the city of friendswood to respond to my messages, i'd find out if they went to collect and remove. i'm going to give the ag extension a call later this morning.