Concern for the spread of the Africanized Honey Bee (AHB) has been diminished in recent years by other issues. But the spread of AHB remains a threat to beekeeping in North Carolina, especially for hobbyists and sideliners. NC is home to the largest number of hobbyist beekeepers in the United States. The result has been an unprecedented demand for honey bees which are marketed here from every region of the country, including regions where the AHB is established.
Want to learn more?
- “The Ominous Spread of the Africanized Honey Bee.” Rick Coor, Bee Buzz, Spring 2018
- North Carolina Africanized Honey Bee Action Plan
- “Africanized Honey Bees: Where Are They Now, and When Will They Arrive in North Carolina”
- “Africanized Honey Bees: Prevention and Control”