HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) — It’s ‘swarm season’ in Texas, a time when Africanized killer bees — the most aggressive of species — look for nesting sites. But a Houston inventor has developed an EPA approved formula that stops bees in their tracks.
Will Baird, the inventor of “BeeAlert”, says that personal tragedy ultimately led him to develop the product. In the summer of 2004, a close friend of his was attacked and killed by a swarm of bees while he mowed his lawn.
“It was such a devastating and senseless loss that I started researching,” said Baird. “I’m not a chemist, but I went to the internet and started searching for relief from this problem. Finally, after maybe six months — after going down lots of dead ends — I came across this simple chemistry that kills and stops attacking bees.”