Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Africanized Honey Bee (AHB) in Utah

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AHB First Responder Presentation

Since 2009 the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has tracked the movement of Africanized honeybees (AHB) in the State of Utah.  UDAF has set traps, monitored feral colonies and tested suspected managed honeybees.  As of 2013 these efforts have revealed that AHB are currently present in Iron, San Juan and Washington counties.  Trapping in Beaver, Carbon, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Kane, Piute and Sevier have found these counties to be free of AHB.  Only one person has been confirmed to have suffered an attack by AHB in Utah; UDAF will continue to monitor AHB in the state.  We encourage residents to approach all bees with caution and respect.

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African bees

See a video on how to stay safe from African bees in Utah.  Since this video was produced, Africanized bees have been detected in four southern Utah counties; Washington, Kane, Iron and San Juan.




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