Apis mellifera scutellata

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Related to African bee: Africanized honey bee, Apis mellifera scutellata, Killer bees
  • noun

Synonyms for Apis mellifera scutellata

a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee

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All the colonies testing negative to American foulbrood are in agreement with a study conducted in South Africa which reported that the pest is not yet prevalent among African bees [31].
Now, with the first swarms of African bees expected to cross from Mexico into Texas within the next few months, entomologists are becoming increasingly agitated themselves.
Emlen and Wrege believe African bee eaters provide evidence for the evolution of helping behavior even among birds that gain no direct personal benefits from their action.
Aggressive African bees were accidentally released in Brazil in 1957.
Bob and I live in south-central Texas (San Antonio) and these African bees are invading the southern states at an alarming rate.
The African bees are good colonizers, so in areas where the natural colonies are gone or in areas where communities have banned bees and there is a void, they are going to have an easier time of colonizing.
Read "Bad News for the Good Guys," about the most important animal to our food supply, the bee, and you will learn about our history with this insect, the bee lifecycle, bee communication, new hive formation, various bee diseases, and even why African bees were introduced to North America.
The name "Africanized honey bee" came about because it was long believed that African bees would hybridize with European honey bees already in the wild, especially in temperate areas, where African honey bees were expected to lose their tropical climate adaptation advantages.
Standing there a few Saturdays ago, you might have seen a shimmery white dot in the distance, followed by a deep buzz growing louder, as menacing and hypnotic us a swarm of African bees.
DEVOTED James Carmichael told yesterday how he was powerless to save his wife from a swarm of killer African bees.
They wore protective clothing, but the intrepid African bees still managed to sting them all - even Davina got stung on the head.
Africanized bees were intentionally bred in the 1950s in South America from imported sub-Saharan African bees that are known to be more aggressive, and more productive, than the honeybees native to America.
They are the offspring of wild tropical honey bees bred with more active African bees.
Concerning the potential problem with African bees in the U.
Officials destroyed the first swarm of African bees discovered in the United States (138: 261) as researchers continued to investigate the genetics of the intruding species (137: 328).
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