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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The defensive behaviour of African honeybees is associated with environmental conditions and the provocative factors within the locality [43].
The causes of swarming may be many but African honeybees strains are known to swarm heavily and abscond in greater frequencies than their European counterparts.
Before the introduction of the African honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier, 1836) to Brazil, the Brazilian honey production depended of two main collector species: the German bees (A.
"The result was the widespread death of managed African 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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