African Bee Information
African Bee Colonies Expand in Southern Utah
Inspectors find 80 - 100 colonies since January of 2009.
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has detected the presence of the Africanized Honey Bee (AHB) in Iron, Washington and Kane Counties of Southern Utah. One attack on a human, in the Beryl area of Iron Co. has been confirmed. The UDAF is monitoring how far north the bees are migrating. We encourage residents to approach all bees with caution and respect.
Articles of Interest
- March 2010 AHB Report
- Report a hive to a Utah beekeeper
- Latest News Release - video of bees removed from Cedar City home.
- Public Advisory
- Frequently Asked Questions about Africanized Honey Bees
- AHB -- Bee Aware...Look, Listen, Run
- See a slide presentation on why bees are important
- See a slide presentation on how to avoid being stung
- General Safety Information
- Pets and Livestock Precautions
- Outdoor Recreation Safety Tips
- How to Bee Proof Your Home
- Background on the Bee
Links to Sites of Interest
- How to avoid a stinging attack
- Utah Beekeepers Association
- Learn About Honeybees and Swarm Capture
- USU Extension Information
See a video on how to stay safe from African bees in Utah.
Updated: March, 2010