African Honey Bee Facts & Preventing a Stinging Incident

African-derived honey bees (AHB) (formerly known as "killer bees") are established in San Diego County. The entire County, from desert to coast, is considered colonized by AHB. This means that you might encounter locally extremely defensive honey bees anywhere in the County.

The links below provide more information:

Defensive bees information (UC San Diego)

African Honey Bee (AHB) facts

La Abeja Africanizada en California

CDFA Map of AHB in California