- Category: Bees & Beekeeping
- Published on Monday, 05 August 2013 20:21
- Written by Anne Johnson
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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.
See a video on how to stay safe from African bees in Utah.
Articles of Interest
- Utah Beekeepers Association
- Utah Swarm Capture/Removal List
- Africanized honey bee detected in Southern Utah
- Public advisory
- Frequently asked questions
- Bee Aware...Look, Listen, Run
- Why are bees important?
- How to avoid being stung
- General safety information
- How to avoid a stinging attack
- Pet and livestock safety
- Outdoor recreation safety
- How to bee proof your home
- Background and history of AHB
- March 2010 AHB Report