killer bee

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an investment banker who devises strategies to make a target company less attractive for takeover

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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Since the African honeybee was introduced to Brazil in 1956, there's been much concern that Africanized bees, also known as killer bees, would spread and come to dominate the bee populations in the Americas.
Africanized bees are a highly aggressive hybrid of Western and African honeybees.
The African honeybees - which can chase a victim half a mile - attacked when Robert disturbed the nest while demolishing a caravan in Okeechobee, 100 miles from Orlando, Florida.
But a study of the effects of immigrant African honeybees on coffee plantations in Panama has now shown this to be a false assumption.
African honeybees escaped from a Brazilian agriculture research station in 1957 and began breeding with more docile European honeybees.
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