General Precautions

  • Listen for buzzing indicating a nest or swarm of bees.
  • Use care when entering sheds or outbuildings where bees may nest.
  • Examine work area before using lawn mowers, weed cutters, and power equipment.
  • Examine areas before tying up or penning pets or livestock.
  • Be alert when participating in all outdoor sports and activities.
  • Don't disturb a nest or swarm!
  • Teach children to be cautious and respectful of bees.
  • Check with a doctor about bee sting kits and procedures if sensitive to bee stings.
  • Develop a safety plan for your home and yard.
  • Organize a meeting to inform neighbors about the Africanized Honey Bee.