Mortality of mite offspring: a major component of Varroa destructor resistance in a population of Africanized bees
. Apidologie, 37(1), 67-74.
destructor mite and the level of infestation on Africanized bees
colonies in apiaries located in Blumenau, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
"Mortality of Mite Offspring: A Major Opponent of Varroa destructor resistance in a Population of Africanized bees
," Apidologie 37: 67-74.
In Costa Rica, the presence of Africanized bees
was first reported in early 1983, in San Isidro de El General (11, 12).
From the 206 pollen load samples collected (104 from European bee and 102 from Africanized bee
), 168 different pollen species were identified, and belong to 41 different families.
In the early 1970s the Africanized bee
was beginning to become known to the public, primarily through quite vivid stories of the havoc it could create.
An Africanized bee
works herself to death in two-thirds of the time it takes the gentle Italian bees that most beekeepers raise.
The africanized bee
colonies produce swarms at least twice a year and each cluster contains a new queen who will transmit to their descendants at least a part of the genes responsible for the defensive behavior of the colony.
Recently, Page mapped a gene that may account for the Africanized bee
's intolerance to disturbance.
22 PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON B, the Africanized bee
"has helped to bring D.
The Africanized bee
baby boom, Fewell and Harrison propose, comes in part from extra effort and extra pollen.
So when a surrounding area is "Africanized," these matings could introduce Africanized bee
genes into managed hives.
At this week's International Africanized Bee
and Bee Mite Conference, held at Ohio State University in Columbus, he reported his findings on another case, in which a group of 500 to 600 angry bees was seen attacking a rabbit near Bakersfield, Calif., a year and a half ago.
The Africanized bees
of Brazil have become tolerant to Varroa.