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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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Tests showed they were killer bees and, based on the bees' flying range, officials can safely say Africanized bees will now start turning up all over the San Fernando Valley.
This result is one of the reasons for the preference of most beekeepers for africanized bees, mainly after they learned how to work with those bees and developed appropriate management techniques.
Infestation and distribution of the mite Varroa destructor in colonies of Africanized bees.
As "killer bees" spread northward, David Roubik, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, began a 17-year study that revealed that Africanized bees caused less damage to native bees than changes in the weather and may have increased the availability of their food plants.
Pathological findings in dogs after multiple Africanized bee stings.
Africanized bees were intentionally bred in the 1950s in South America from imported sub-Saharan African bees that are known to be more aggressive, and more productive, than the honeybees native to America.
For the Africanized bee samples, the most frequent pollen species during both years were C.
It concerned the Africanized bee, a serious pest that was accidentally introduced from Africa into Brazil and is just now entering California, after slowly making its way north over the last 30 years through Central America and Mexico.
The USDA and the Land Grant Universities are working hard to tame the Africanized bee strain and control the dual plague of mites.
In fact, while a typical hive of honeybees sends 10 to 100 bees to respond to a disturbance, Africanized bee hives send thousands of bees.
In researching the subject I have learned that the venom of an Africanized bee is actually weaker than the venom of a regular honey bee.