Africanized honey bee

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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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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 swarms.
Varroa destructor mite mortality rate according to the amount of worker brood in Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera L.
For comparative purposes, a local population of honey bees was collected in Montevideo (Uruguay), which is in the sourthern limit of Africanized honey bee distribution in America (Sheppard et al.
DeGrandi-Hoffman is also the leader for ARS's Africanized honey bee research program.
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.
The effect of insecticides on learning in the Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera L.
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.
Kern County Department of Agriculture officials announced the results of the California City find at a meeting Wednesday of the Africanized Honey Bee Steering Committee in Bakersfield.
A colony of the Africanized honey bee, previously believed to inhabit only areas south of the Ventura Freeway, was found in an abandoned apiary on Santa Maria Road in Topanga, according to the report.
Scientists at the Tucson lab are now testing the traps in Puerto Rico to monitor Africanized honey bee movements.
The progenitors of the Africanized honey bee were brought from Africa to Brazil in 1956 by a Brazilian geneticist.
Some Mexican beekeepers see the presence of the Africanized honey bee as a great benefit, a "gift from God," because they believe the hybrids are more resistant to tracheal and varroa mites.