Nowadays, more than 57 years after the African bee
advent, their descendants no longer exhibit such a strong defensive behavior.
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
Initially, entomologists reckoned that the African bee
's irritable demeanor might get diluted after sufficient hybridization with its European cousins.
White-fronted African bee
eaters will face spitting cobras, forage tirelessly for bees and delay having their own young--all to help close relatives raise a clutch of baby birds.
accumulate material from a variety of plants, to form a resinous substance in order to protect their beehive.
"It depends on the type of bee, the rearing station, ground cover - the highest quality of honey is harvested by the African bees
"Now African bees
as Petristas," Petro groaned later on Twitter, using the play on his last name used to describe his supporters.
But African bees
have evolved to sting and attack large predators who raid their nests.
But African bees
have evolved to and attack large predators who raid their nonetheless they produce substantial quantities of honey where good quality flowers are rare.
In a hive of ordinary European bees, about 10 percent will attack if the hive is threatened, but with African bees
, all of them attack you."
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.
Health problems associated with African bees
. Ann Int Med.
"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.