Do packaged bees from the south contain Africanized hybrid bees?

Q: We heard a recent presentation at a bee meeting about why we should never obtain package bees from the south — that they contain Africanized hybrid bees. What’s Kelley’s stand on this?

A: Again, we turned to A Kelley employee for the official position, which is: 

All bees are inspected for that and health before they are sold by Kelley. Many states we ship to require a health certificate on each package.

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