Apis mellifera adansonii


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Noun1.Apis mellifera adansonii - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybeeApis mellifera adansonii - 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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13] Babarinde SA, Odewole AF, Oyegoke OO and OB Amao Impact of hive dimension and fight entrance on hive colonization, pest infestation and hive weight gain in Apis mellifera adansonii (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
The results from the study confirmed the general reports from beekeepers about regular colony absconding, poor colony strength and high percentage of colony decline as peculiar behaviour of Apis mellifera adansonii species.
Fletcher DJC The African Bee, Apis mellifera adansonii in Africa Annual Review of Entomology 1978; 23 : 151-171.