National Geographic : 1985 Feb
Guatemalans expect that, by signing treaties like the one signed with the United States, finally the looting of archaeological treasures will be ended. Juan Jose Rodas Martinez Ambassador of Guatemala in Uruguay Brazilian Bees In April 1976 Rick Gore wrote a fascinating arti cle on the Brazilian bees. Dr. Taylor, an ento mologist from the University of Kansas, estimated that the bees would reach the United States in the early 1990s. Give me an update on how the progress of the bees is coming along. Are they still a threat to the United States or just Cali- fornia? Are they still as hostile as they were in South America? MikeWofford Santa Monica, California Dr. Taylor's current prediction is that the bees will reach Brownsville, Texas, by the end of the 1980s and will probably reach Californiatwo or three years later. Contrary to reports, he says, their behaviorhas not changedfor the better. Lettersshould be addressedto Members Forum, National Geographic Magazine, Box 37448, Washington, D. C. 20013, and should include sender's address and telephone number. Not all letters can be used. Those that are will often be edited and excerpted.