The reproductive ability of Varroa females was evaluated monthly in eight colonies of Africanized bees
in the experimental apiary of the Regional University of Blumenau, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Significance of Africanized bees
for public health.
For the Africanized bee
samples, the most frequent pollen species during both years were C.
Beekeepers can keep out the Africanized bees
by frequent requeening with young queens raised and mated in flying cages, but conventional mite control requires use of strong chemical miticides that are of questionable benefit and that no organic gardener wants in the honey that goes on the children's morning toast.
The accidental hybridization between African and European breeds originated africanized bees
, which are very well adapted to the local climate.
Soon we were on the roof of a garage, where we located a swarm of Africanized bees
that had gathered on a tree branch.
Sure, Africanized bees
spread like wildfire and attack in mobs.
Harrison of Arizona State University in Tempe were studying local wild honeybees when Africanized bees
buzzed in during 1005.
"The Africanized bee
is unpredictable; you don't know when or what provokes it.
Since the African honeybee was introduced to Brazil in 1956, there's been much concern that Africanized bees
, also known as killer bees, would spread and come to dominate the bee populations in the Americas.
If you live in an area that has Africanized bees
, you'll want to be extra diligent in hive management.