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Bees have the public's attention

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Dougherty County 911 operators are starting to take more calls from citizens regarding bee hives in and around Albany.

The public is looking at bees in a different light after Curtis Davis was killed by a swarm of Africanized bees off Williamsburg Road, near the race track in October.

Davis was demolishing an abandoned house with a bulldozer when he disturbed a hive of the aggressive bees.

911 operators can send help if people are being actively attacked by bees, but as a routine matter, citizens should call a pest control company if they suspect that a beehive may contain Africanized, or "killer" bees.

WALB is investigating a bee hive on the Northwest section of town Wednesday morning.

We will have more details on this story later today on WALB.