Monday, 13 December 2010

CATCH THE BUZZ - Being in a hurry


Of course, we were not implying that Georgia has two more cases of American Foulbrood (AFB) but two more hives of African Honey Bees...AHB. It's late, we goofed. Sorry, Georgia.

Kim Flottum, Editor.

CATCH THE BUZZ - More AFB Found in Georgia


More African Honey Bees Found In Georgia

ALBANY, GA -- Two more colonies of Africanized “killer” honeybees have been found in Dougherty County near the area where a man died from an attack in October.

Since 73-year-old Curtis Davis’ death, the Georgia Department of Agriculture has monitored swarms and tested suspect bees. 90 samples were tested, confirming two more colonies in Southwest Georgia.

The Department of Agriculture is still unsure of how the Africanized honeybees arrived in Dougherty County.

Both newly discovered colonies have been destroyed.

Africanized honeybees are occasionally found on cargo ships that come from South or Central America.

Beekeepers are the best defense Georgians have against Africanized honeybees, according to the Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia.

State agriculture officials say budget cuts have affected the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s ability to offer services but that they are evaluating how to best monitor for Africanized honeybees in 2011. The department plans to resume trapping in middle to late February when the bees become more active.

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