Africanized honey bees: where are they now, and when will they arrive in North Carolina? is this week’s State Doc Pick of the Week. This four page publication by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service was produced in 2007 and describes the spread of the Africanized honey bees, also known as the killer bees. These bees where brought to Brazil in an attempt to cross them with European honey bees; however, the African queen bees escaped and spread rapidly through South and Central America. According to the NC Cooperative Extension Service these bees will arrive in North Carolina sometime in the future and may take up permanent residence in the Coastal and Piedmont areas.
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