It's a long story, but I will try to make it short. I have a hive of africanized bees. It was here when I bought my land 10 years ago. The previous owner had a hive that he kept that became africanized and he just abandoned it and left it alone. I have long thought about what to do about it and even considered trying to work it to get honey, but no longer. After 10 years, they decided to attack me for no reason. They came after me while I was brush mowing on my old Ford 8N tractor with a shredder. I have mowed like this for 10 years and they have never attacked me before, but they did this time. They hit me hard and fast. I instinctively jump off my tractor and took off running (leaving my tractor to go off unmanned and crash). They were all over me. Fortunately I had safety goggle and a full face breathing mask (I have grass allergies). After about a hundred yards I stopped, but they were still after me. I ran another 200 yards to my stock pond and jumped in. Only then did they stop chasing me. I ended up with 42 stings. Fortunately, I am not allergic to bees, but I now very concerned about this hive. They had never attacked anyone until this. I have walked by them and worked around them hundreds of time over the years so I felt they were not very aggressive. Now I know different. This could have been a very bad situation had it been someone else that did not know how to get away from them by breaking the pheromone trail by jumping in the water like I did. I want this hive gone. I know I can simply poison them out and get rid of them, but I would like to know if there are other options. For one, I would like to get the honey. There is possibly 30 to 40 pounds of honey in this hive. Is there a way to kill the hive and save the honey? What about converting the hive by introducing a new queen? I have heard that this can be done. Is this possible? Any other suggestions are welcome, as long they end up with no more africanized bees on my land. Thanks.