Submitter: I remember this craze about when the government started to warn people that these African bees made it to Brazil and were working their way up north and their affects would be devastating and even deadly. Talk about a crazed government warning…it never did happen, but was a big deal in the early 1990s. This was a children’s book I found in our Children’s section about the topic giving children an insight to the situation. Seems like it was quite a popular book since Worldcat shows almost every major library holding a copy.
Holly: I remember the killer bee craze of the 90s as well. I’m allergic to bees, so I lived in fear of every little honey bee I saw. This was probably a good choice for a public or school library in 1990, but it could have been weeded by Y2K. We had other things to worry about by then anyway.