killer bee

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killer bee

A honeybee strain—Apis mellifera scutellata L—from Africa that has certain behaviors with adaptive value in the tropics, including swarming, absconding tendencies, defensive behavior and opportunistic use of resources
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Thus, more than 57 years after the arrival of the African honeybees, it is more probable to find bees that did not undergo any influence of European races in this region, at least regarding to their defensive behavior.
2010) and that honeybees of this country are result of the cross between European and African honeybees, called Africanized, it is understandable that these differences justify the fact that some studies performed in other parts of the world, may not adequately reflect the needs of these honeybees.
The African honeybees - which can chase a victim half a mile - attacked when Robert disturbed the nest while demolishing a caravan in Okeechobee, 100 miles from Orlando, Florida.
But a study of the effects of immigrant African honeybees on coffee plantations in Panama has now shown this to be a false assumption.

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