Quality bee suits can prevent killer bee attacks. Killer bees are really Africanized Honey Bees. They have come by their "killer" moniker because they will viciously attack people or animals that unintentionally stray into their territory. The Africanized Honey Bee ("AHB") colony does not have to be disturbed to provoke the bees; even simple noises or vibrations have been known to cause an attack. Be careful near canals, drainage ditches and retention basins because they like to be near water. When they sense rain, they swarm.
Quality bee suits can prevent stingers from penetrating through the suit to your skin. Although it is not a concrete number, the American Medical Association has said that seven bee stings per pound can be lethal. Be prepared with the right protection: bee suit, veil and gloves.