killer bee

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Synonyms for killer bee

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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Spatial distribution and nesting biology of colonies of the African honeybee Apis mellifera scutellata (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Botswana, Africa.
Before the introduction of the African honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier, 1836) to Brazil, the Brazilian honey production depended of two main collector species: the German bees (A.
Some of these nonindigenous species, such as the African honeybee, sneaked across U.
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.
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