Bees discovered in celery shipment

Bees discovered in celery shipment

CREATED Apr 12, 2013

Web Producer: Kristie Smith

SAN LUIS, Ariz.- U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered a new pest in an agricultural commercial facility in San Luis on Thursday.

According to CBP, the pest is the mining bee. The mining bee was found among a shipment of celery on April 6.

CBP says that they are looking into more of the shipments and keeping the produce on hold, to limit the risk of disease.

Mining bees are usually found in the sandy soil areas according to CBP.