Unfortunately, the answer is simple. The bee trade for decades has been centered in the southern tier states. When the africanized bee entered the U.S., it interbred with the local honeybees..One thing that the africanized bee and its hybrids can’t stand is below freezing temperatures. Unlike regular honeybees, they don’t generate heat to survive the winter and produce about half the honey..So, with bees being shipped all over the U.S., what happens when you ship the bees to a state that gets frost, like most northern states and you get your first fall frost? Or what happens when you get a cold snap in California, Florida, or Texas, like so many we’ve had get down into the 20s in the last decade?.They take off and die. Not as esoteric as cell towers so it’s not likely to make the media. Nor the conspiracy theory lobby.