Africanized bee

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Noun1.Africanized bee - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybeeAfricanized bee - 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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Larry Goodwin was helping a neighbour to clear a pile of dry bush when he disturbed an Africanised bee colony.
Beekeepers are a step closer to protecting themselves from the devastating Varroa mite, with a new test likely to allow imports of honey bee semen from resistant breeding stock without putting the industry at risk from another pest Africanised bees.
This hybrid shows a higher propensity to sting than Africanised bees.