Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dangerous Africanized Honey Bees Discovered in Palisade

Africanized honey bees have been confirmed in Palisade. A fruit grower noticed abnormally aggressive behavior of a hive, and after testing positive by the Colorado State University Tri River Area Extension Office, this hive was destroyed.

These bees can be a threat to humans and to animals when in large numbers (hive, colony or swarm). The threat of multiple stings is the greatest danger. Africanized honey bees do not have venom that is more potent than the common European honey bee.

For more information contact Bob Hammon, area extension agent at Tri River Area Extension at 244-1834 or visit wci.colostate.edu.

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