- Category: Blog
- Published: 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 2017 these efforts have revealed that AHB are currently present in: Iron, San Juan, Kane, Garfield, Wayne, Grand, Emery and Washington counties. UDAF will continue to monitor AHB in the state and will notify local governments, beekeepers, and the public when AHB move into new areas.
There have been a number of documented cases where Africanized honeybees have attacked people in Utah. UDAF encourages residents to approach all bees with caution and respect.
African Bee general information and safety tips.