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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At this week's International Africanized Bee and Bee Mite Conference, held at Ohio State University in Columbus, he reported his findings on another case, in which a group of 500 to 600 angry bees was seen attacking a rabbit near Bakersfield, Calif.
We suspect the Africanized bee is in Ventura County,'' said Alan Laird, deputy county agricultural commissioner.
A single Africanized bee sting is no worse than a regular bee sting, but typically thousands strike at once.
Moreover, 10 - 20 l nest volume was recorded for natural nest cavities of Africanized bee colonies in Mexico (Ratnieks and Piery, 1991).
Acute renal failure following massive attack by Africanized bee stings.
If the bees test negative for Africanized bee infestation, they are then put into the hives to begin pollinating plants and vegetables.
The africanized bee colonies produce swarms at least twice a year and each cluster contains a new queen who will transmit to their descendants at least a part of the genes responsible for the defensive behavior of the colony.
Defense of Africanized bee workers against the mite Varroa jacobsoni in Southern Brazil.
Studies comparing the level of infestation between Africanized bees and European honeybees demonstrated that for several reasons the Africanized bee is more resistant to this plague, besides other diseases (PICCIRILLO; DE JONG, 2003).
Analysis of the F1 generation, descendants of Africanized bee colonies with differing defense abilities against the mite Varroa jacobsoni," Brasil Genet.