Partially Africanized bees found in TN for first time

Partially Africanized bees found in TN for first time

April 9th, 2012 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

This honeybee collecting pollen from plum blossoms is a docile type of bee.

Photo by The Tennessean /Times Free Press.

Partially Africanized bees have been found for the first time in Tennessee.

They attacked an East Tennessee beekeeper when he opened a hive about two weeks ago, according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

"He pulled the cover up and the hive pretty much emptied on him," said Mike Studer, state apiarist with the department.

Read more at the Tennessean.