Mitochondrial DNA characterization of Africanized honey bee
(Apis mellifera L.
After 5 years of being fairly settled, Africanized honey bees
(AHBs) have been on the move for the past 2 years, spreading into four new states--Florida, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana--since fall 2005.
If a person is allergic to bee venom, however, a single sting from either a European or Africanized honey bee
could be equally dangerous, as their venom is virtually identical.
And Africanized honey bees
pose even more of a problem," says Steve Thoenes of Bee Masters in Tucson.
Hachiro Shimanuki National Coordinator Africanized Honey Bee
Scientist and beekeepers search for ways to lessen the impact of Africanized honey bees
While much media attention has been lavished on the northward advances through Mexico of Africanized honey bees
, those aren't the only winged denizens of Central America to capture ARS scientists' attention.
Other projects that will secure financing include ones aimed at reducing the threat of Africanized honey bees
to the state's specialty crops; adopting best practices to ensure a safe food supply; and delivering more locally grown produce to poor individuals and families.
The council worker was mowing grass in North Texas when he was attacked by what Are thought to be Africanized honey bees
For instance, Africanized honey bees
, also known as killer bees, can swarm and repeatedly sting the person or animal that threatened their nest.
Regardless of myths to the contrary, Africanized honey bees
do not fly out in angry swarms to randomly attack unlucky victims," a (http://www.
Encyclopedia of invasive species; from africanized honey bees
to zebra mussels; 2v.
Africanized honey bees
Apis mellifera present intense foraging activity in collecting pollen from plants, accumulating several grain-of-pollen in their pollen basket, then forming pollen acorns.
It used microarray analysis to measure changes in gene expression in the brains of European honey bees and the much more aggressive Africanized honey bees
Today's honey bees not only have to deal with the still-puzzling colony collapse disorder, but also face on-going hassles from the usual sources--mites, beetles, disease organisms and Africanized honey bees