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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Slowmodem, Apr 9, 2012.
Today is the first I've heard of Africanized Bees in TN.
The following is a clip from the article referenced above:
If you do disturb an Africanized honeybee colony, follow these steps to protect yourself:
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.
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.
I don't know what would be worse, the bee stings or the cpr I'd require from running.
Have to wonder if it was imported, rather than migration..... makes a big difference for other beekeepers in area.
The article said he bought the bees out of state. so it's hard to say.
I would say imported from a more southern state. That is just the next county over from me, but still hate to hear it.
For those in East Tennessee, there is supposed to be a news story on it tonight at 11 on 6 news.
I myself would wonder how far the location is from the Mississippi River.
Monroe County is about 450-500 miles from Memphis. It is on the North Carolina/Tennessee state line.
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.
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.