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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Melisopalinologia v determinacion anual de los recursos nectaro-poliniferos en Apis mellifera scutellata Lep.
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.
These bees are poly-hybrids resulting from breeding of European races (Apis mellifera mellifera, Apis mellifera ligustica, Apis mellifera carnica) introduced in colonial times (Brand, 1988), plus the African race Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier, 1836, accidentally introduced in Rio Claro, Sao Paulo state, southeastern Brazil (Stort and Goncalves, 1994).