Killer bees


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Killer bees

Hybrids of African bees accidentally introduced into the wild in South and North America in 1956 and first reported in Texas in 1990. They were first imported by Brazilian scientists attempting to create a new hybrid bee to improve honey production.
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The swarms of killer bees have created scare in Thatta and Sujawal districts.
Article author Ricky Wilson dismissed the "killer bee" speculation.
Killer bees fully colonized Los Angeles County by 1999 and have almost completely pushed out the existing wild bee population.
A Texas man was driving his tractor on his neighbor's land when he accidentally hit a hive of 40,000 killer bees hidden in a discarded chicken coop.
The 50 events are organized into seven categories: medical interventions, such as vaccines and drugs; infectious diseases or specific disease outbreaks; food scares and recalls; chemical additives in foods and beverages; other potential biological hazards, such as spiders and killer bees; other chemical and radiological exposures, such as pesticides, cell phones, and radon; and actions and reactions, such as lifestyle choices.
"I see you've written crocodile," said the finance director, "and killer bees." "And iceberg," I added, working to the sheep for a lamb formula.
Between them they manage to foil the plot of Baron Maupertuis, who aimed to destroy the British Army with a strain of killer bees.
In this excerpt - the first of three that the Tribune will run - Hobby writes about the Killer Bees and what he calls the "dreaded two-thirds rule" that froze the Texas Senate in 1979, 2003 and, almost, in 2009.
Those damned vuvuzelas, the noise is like the drone of a humongous swarm of killer bees and the only worse sound I can think of is my bones breaking or Clive Tyldesley's voice!
Though killer bees have readily displaced long-established European honeybees in Central America and the southern United States, the invaders don't outperform the invaded in lab tests of learning and memory, says Margaret Couvillon of the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.
"A Taste for Honey" is the story of killer bees and the man who has trained them, and the unknowing man who has stumbled into it and is left wondering why.
London, November 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that killer bees may be among the most feared of all insects because of their sting, but they aren't too smart.