The Africanized honey bee
is not free from the effects of parasites such as Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman 2000 (Mesostigmata: Varroidae).
We recommend that preventive medicine units consider procuring a beekeeping suit for shipboard missions, especially in the SOUTHCOM AOR, as part of their entomological equipment build, as it is the only effective means to protect personnel applying insecticides or attempting to relocate a swarm, especially Africanized honey bee
This work represents the first report of the presence of the mite Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank) (Acari: Acaridae) in hive combs of Africanized honey bees
The Africanized honey bee
, the product of a failed breeding experiment in Brazil, was sensibly quarantined until it just as sensibly escaped--a wholly man-made creation.
Isoenzymatic studies have shown that what is usually called the Africanized honey bee
does not constitute a single population, but instead includes several local populations with distinct degrees of racial admixture (Lobo et al.
Thirteen honey samples of Africanized honey bee
Among the beneficial pollinator insects that visit cotton, the Africanized honey bee
, Apis mellifera L., 1752 (Hymenoptera: Apidae), is prominent.
The name "Africanized honey bee
" came about because it was long believed that African bees would hybridize with European honey bees already in the wild, especially in temperate areas, where African honey bees were expected to lose their tropical climate adaptation advantages.
Multiplex PCR-RFLP diagnostics of the Africanized honey bee
The effect of insecticides on learning in the Africanized honey bee
(Apis mellifera L.).
Many pests of worldwide importance have been introduced to Mexico, through this border, including the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari), the Africanized honey bee
, Apis mellifera scutellata (Ruttner), and the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Villasenor-Luque 1987; Moffett et al.
While all these problems are well known to beekeepers, the honey bee problem the public is most familiar with is the invasion of the Africanized honey bee
(AHB), for which Hollywood has created a fearsome reputation as a "killer bee." Since the bees first arrived here in 1990, ARS has been the primary USDA agency for tracking their spread in the United States and for figuring out how we will live with them.
Scientists at the Tucson lab are now testing the traps in Puerto Rico to monitor Africanized honey bee
The progenitors of the Africanized honey bee
were brought from Africa to Brazil in 1956 by a Brazilian geneticist.