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Roadside Oddity: The Killer Bee of Hidalgo, Texas

October 13, 2021 | By Tyler Stoddard Smith

There’s a line in Act IV of Hamlet, where Claudius says to Gertrude, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” Change the word “sorrows” to “bees,” and while the result may be an unpopular sentiment among Shakespeare scholars, it will assuredly resonate with people who have faced down the threat of a swarm of killer bees.

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