|Africanized Honey Bee photo|
|Area of concern in West Ashley for Africanized Bees,|
Shared by the Chas. Area Beekeepers Assoc.
Detecting and then dealing with any Africanized bees in the familiar bee hive boxes that beekeepers tend, is likely the best possible scenario for any encounter. Conventional thinking is that queen bees won’t fly more than about 2-miles in order to look for fertilization. If any other bee hives test positive for Africanized bees, then the two-mile zone area of concern can be expanded and inspectors can contact other licensed beekeepers.
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