Africanized bee

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Related to Mellifera scutellata: Apis mellifera scutellata, Killer bees, Africanized bees
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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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2005), utilizando colonias de Apis mellifera scutellata e Apis mellifera monticola, com 30 cupulas, tiveram uma producao de 6,90 e 7,30 g de geleia real colonia-1, respectivamente, nao diferindo significativamente.
Many pests of worldwide importance have been introduced to Mexico, through this border, including the coffee berry borer, Hypothenemus hampei (Ferrari), the Africanized honey bee, Apis mellifera scutellata (Ruttner), and the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata Wiedemann (Villasenor-Luque 1987; Moffett et al.