Africanized Bees

The Orange County Agricultural Commission’s website states the following:

Africanized honey bees, nicknamed “killer bees” in the media, were documented in Orange County in March of 1999. All honey bees which are unmanaged or feral (living in the wild), could display “Africanized” traits due to hybridization with Africanized honey bees. The highly publicized northward migration of the Africanized honey bee has caused all of Southern California and much of the Southwestern United States to be declared home to Africanized Bees. Over a decade has passed since Africanized honey bees were first reported in the United States. Beekeepers, scientists, pest control operators and government agencies have been educating residents about this issue for a number of years.

For information on the removal of problem bees and FAQ’s, see our Bee Removal page.

Source: OCGov.com

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Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 

Speaker: Jonathan Scott
Flow Hive Update
By now, everyone has heard about the new invention, the Flow Hive. What’s it all about? Does the Flow Hive really work?  Our own Jonathan Scott has had one for the past year. He will share his experience with the Flow Hive. What are the pros and cons? Is it worth it? Join us to get a better understanding of what the buzz is all about.
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Hive Management
 
Mites! Pests! What to do? Rob has been with OCBA for over a decade as a member, speaker, Board member, and is an owner of Pierce Beekeeping Equipment. He will talk about what to look for in your hives and treatment options to promote a healthy, happy hive. Doing nothing when mites and pests attack your hives can leave you a sad beekeeper without bees. Do you know what to do?


About The OC Beekeepers Assn.

The OCBA was formed in the 1970′s. Our membership is currently comprised of mostly small-scale beekeepers who are dedicated to keeping bees in the urban environment. The roots here in OC are agricultural, and we haven’t forgotten that.

 

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