The cold weather will get rid of the Africanized bee and it’s hybrids, so no worries about the “new bees”. The bees swarm about 100 miles north every year, but the nasty frosts of the last 8 years in the southern tier states keep knocking the “killer bees” back. .I’d hate to be in the bee trade today. With so many hybrids and Africanized bees mixed into the southern beekeeping industry, imagine shipping them to a state with a winter. First frost and POOF!. Farmers can’t be too happy about that. The media and some activists want to blame this or that, but it comes down to the inability of the africanized bee and hybrid bee to generate it’s own heat like the European honeybee does..Fortunately, this state has frost every year, so the long-established honeybee colonies in rural and forest areas are doing well. The local ones seem pretty healthy outside of the Portland urban area (silly laws plus pesticide use), with 9 types of native bees being commonly seen and at least 3 less common ones sometimes showing up.