Monday, October 25, 2010

Killer Bees Found in Georgia for the First Time

While killer, or Aficanized, bees are no more venomous than regular honey bees, their behavior causes them to attack more frequently and in greater numbers. Until now, killer bees have only been found in the Southwest in the United States. Last week's announcement signals their arrival on the East Coast. Not good news for beekeepers.

State Authorities Confirm Death of Georgia Farmer Caused by Africanized Honey Bees

Georgia's agricultural commissioner confirmed today that the death of 73-year-old Curtis Davis in Dougherty County was caused by over one hundred bee stings from Africanized bees, also called "killer bees". This is the first sighting of the dangerous bees in Georgia and confirms that the bees are moving northward.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Value-Added Products for Beekeepers

Here's a great free online book about honey- and wax-based products that can bring in extra money for urban beekeepers.

Value-Added Products From Beekeeping