are also hardier than their European counterparts, which are used for commercial pollination, and could help counter colony collapse, said McFarland, the rooftop beekeeper.
are a highly aggressive hybrid of Western and African honeybees.
Scientists feared that dangerous swarms of Africanized bees
would compete with native 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.
The bees were found to be the domestic variety rather the aggressive form of Africanized bees
are established in most of South America, Mexico, and the southern region of the U.
Add to that the immeasurable damage caused by introduced organisms that injure or kill people or cause native species to go extinct, such as West Nile virus, smallpox, Africanized bees
(Apis mellifera scutellata), and brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis), and you get a problem of incalculable dimensions across North America.
The trait that makes Africanized bees
seem so much more aggressive than other species of bees is that when they sting an enemy, they release an abundance of "hive alarm odor" with each sting.
It's not the single bite that is the problem with the Africanized bees
, they say, it is the swarming, the massing of the hive.
Be aware that Africanized bees
are established in the Valley.
We've put together an exceptional program on Africanized bees
and have invited all first responders such as fire and rescue, police, sheriff's departments to send their personnel free of charge.
In these pages, you can read how a Fresno County CE advisor helped alfalfa seed growers stave off infestations of Africanized bees
and increase crop yields.
Although witnesses were unable to verify what type of bees had been involved in the attack, the Huffington Post reported that several similar incidents had been perpetrated by Africanized bees
are compounding the problem as they begin to populate areas in the southeast where commercial beekeepers often winter their bees.
A new generation of beekeepers has emerged, using new techniques to control the Africanized bees