Africanized honeybee


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Africanized honeybee

(ăf′rĭ-kə-nīzd′)
n.
A honeybee that is found throughout South America, Central America, and southern North America and has the tendency to sting with great frequency. It is a hybrid between an African subspecies that was inadvertently released in Brazil in the 1950s and a European subspecies that was already present in South America. Also called killer bee.
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2007), who evaluated colonies of Africanized honeybees over a year in Maringa, state of Parana, and estimated the total area occupied in the colony at 38.
Defensive behavior of africanized honeybees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Dourados-Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
From each study site, three European and three Africanized honeybee colonies were randomly selected for pollen load sampling.
But even Africanized honeybees do not attack unless they are provoked, so it's a good idea to be on the lookout for their nests and stay away from them.
F-values and respective probabilities (P), coefficients ofvariation (CV%), means and respective standard errors of invasion of the mite in worker pupae cells, infestation of the mite on adult honeybees, total and effective reproductive rate of the mite Varroa destructor in Africanized honeybee colonies under royal jelly or honey production.
The length of the right forewing, length of the abdomen and height of the thorax were not statistically different between newly emerged Africanized honeybee queens kept in an incubator and queen banking, and their overall mean values were 9.
Africanized honeybees have been migrating northward after their accidental release in South America in 1957.
The Table 5 shows the means and standard deviation of the number of grafted larvae in cup bar frame in the upper, middle, and lower (%), total weight of royal jelly produced by treatment (g), amount of royal jelly per cup (mg), F values with respective probabilities (P), coefficients of variation (CV%) of 20 Africanized honeybee colonies supplemented and not supplemented (controls).
A few months later, Africanized honeybees - ``killer bees'' - invaded the Valley, their swarms posing serious health risks.
said Michael Pearson, an Africanized honeybee specialist for the county's Agricultural Commissioner.
Unless you are dealing with Africanized honeybees, most varieties of honeybees are generally more concerned about their tasks than stinging.
Surprisingly, we found that fewer Africanized honeybees learn to associate an odor with a reward.