Bad News for Tennessee

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Slowmodem, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    Today is the first I've heard of Africanized Bees in TN.

    Story here.
     
  2. jmblakeney

    jmblakeney New Member

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    The following is a clip from the article referenced above:
    If you do disturb an Africanized honeybee colony, follow these steps to protect yourself:
    1. Run.
    2. Cover your head with your shirt or jacket while running because Africanized bees tend to sting the face and head.

    Haha. I could see someone doing that.
    :chased::dash1::rolling:
    If i did that I'd end up running into a pond or brick wall or something and someone would've ended up getting it on video.

    James
     

  3. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    I don't know what would be worse, the bee stings or the cpr I'd require from running.
     
  4. Zulu

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    Have to wonder if it was imported, rather than migration..... makes a big difference for other beekeepers in area.
     
  5. Slowmodem

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    The article said he bought the bees out of state. so it's hard to say.
     
  6. G3farms

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    I would say imported from a more southern state. That is just the next county over from me, but still hate to hear it.
     
  7. jmblakeney

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    For those in East Tennessee, there is supposed to be a news story on it tonight at 11 on 6 news.

    James
     
  8. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I myself would wonder how far the location is from the Mississippi River.
     
  9. Slowmodem

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    Monroe County is about 450-500 miles from Memphis. It is on the North Carolina/Tennessee state line.
     
  10. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Africanized bees don't seem to be as bad a nuisance as fire ants. They are both all over Texas. I've never noticed the bees.
     
  11. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    it would be the cpr required from running after you had already been stung.......:grin:

    thanks for the links to the news articles, i don't envy you keepers in the south, or the 'media attention fallout' that this will bring to each of you.