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The Saga of the Defensive Honey Bees

Honey bee guru Eric Mussen, now Extension apiculturist emeritus, opening a hive at UC Davis for a group tour. These are European honey bees, also called Western honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The saga of the defensive honey bees--or what journalists labeled "aggressive" honey bees--in Concord continues. Although Extension apicuturist emeritus Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, retired in 2014 after 38 years...

Honey bee guru Eric Mussen, now Extension apiculturist emeritus, opening a hive at UC Davis for a group tour. These are European honey bees, also called Western honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee guru Eric Mussen, now Extension apiculturist emeritus, opening a hive at UC Davis for a group tour. These are European honey bees, also called Western honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee guru Eric Mussen, now Extension apiculturist emeritus, opening a hive at UC Davis for a group tour. These are European honey bees, also called Western honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Africanized bee collected in Mexico by Rob Page, former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, is positioned next to a European honey bee. The EHB may have shrunk; the bees are considered non-distinguishable except through DNA tests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Africanized bee collected in Mexico by Rob Page, former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, is positioned next to a European honey bee. The EHB may have shrunk; the bees are considered non-distinguishable except through DNA tests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Africanized bee collected in Mexico by Rob Page, former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, is positioned next to a European honey bee. The EHB may have shrunk; the bees are considered non-distinguishable except through DNA tests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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
 
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