Apis mellifera scutellata

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Noun1.Apis mellifera scutellata - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybeeApis mellifera scutellata - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas
Apis mellifera, honeybee - social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces
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The plant will be operated and maintained by a partnership between Palace Group, an emerging South African BEE enterprise and NOMAC, a company which is wholly owned by ACWA Power, bringing additional international IPP operating best practice into the South African economy.
We had an African bee nest at the back of the hut and I kept having to tell the children to check shoes and beds for tarantulas.
Nevertheless, in March of 1957, twenty-six African bee swarms accidentally escaped from the experimental colonies and their virgin queens were mated by drones produced in resident European honeybee colonies of the region.
Fletcher DJC The African Bee, Apis mellifera adansonii in Africa Annual Review of Entomology 1978; 23 : 151-171.
The way the aggressive African bee hybrids are taking over North America is a case in point.
They replace the queen with one of their own and in six weeks all the progeny are of African bee stock," says Raymond Williams, an orchard owner in Binghamton, New York, who has been raising honeybees for nearly 50 years.
In one simple plan we proposed to move three bee researchers from Wyoming to Texas to expand research on the African bee, migrating rapidly north from Mexico.
We are paying for some equipment for an African bee project which also helps to protect forest areas where the bees collect nectar.
fired generation, including domestic and imported energy from Independent Power Producers, AFR has registered its interest in supplying 300MW in conjunction with a South African BEE partner, The project is to be located at AFR s Sese coal project, with coal supply from Block?
While there, I have been stung by the African bee as often as I have been stung by our American bee.
In this way, the African bee seems to genetically "reconstitute itself," he says.

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