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Africanized Bees: How Far North?

Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Africanized honey bees arrived in southern California in 1994 and are expanding north. How far north are they now? That's the question being asked all over Central and Northern California, especially since "The Concord Incident" or what happened along...

Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Collection of Africanized bee swarms can be an issue. These bees are European honey bees (not Africanized) that swarmed on the UC Davis North Hall/Dutton Hall complex in 2012. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scientists are studying feral colonies for Africanized bee expansion. This photo was taken in 2011 in a Vacaville backyard; the European honey bee colony was a joy to the homeowner until its collapse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scientists are studying feral colonies for Africanized bee expansion. This photo was taken in 2011 in a Vacaville backyard; the European honey bee colony was a joy to the homeowner until its collapse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scientists are studying feral colonies for Africanized bee expansion. This photo was taken in 2011 in a Vacaville backyard; the European honey bee colony was a joy to the homeowner until its collapse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 4:28 PM

Run for Cover

Beekeeper Gear

Who put the “killer” in “killer bees?”   Someone named “B. Melon” asked that question on the “Strange but True” segment of the Web site,...

Beekeeper Gear
Beekeeper Gear

PROTECTIVE GEAR--Beekeepers wear protective gear to ward off bee stings. Here UC Davis beekeeper Kim Fondrk tends his bees. These are not Africanized bees (as mentioned in the text above), but European or Western honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 5:15 PM
 
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