Apis mellifera scutellata

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Noun1.Apis mellifera scutellata - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybeeApis mellifera scutellata - 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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In a matter of hours following MRN's missive, a huge uproar over revelations that Brimstone, a South African BEE investment company listed on the JSE, was an integral part of the Tel Aviv-based CBC consortium erupted on social media.
We had an African bee nest at the back of the hut and I kept having to tell the children to check shoes and beds for tarantulas." But Toni, of Clevedon, Somerset, said of her ex-army cadet son: "If he sees a moth it will totally spook him.
Nevertheless, in March of 1957, twenty-six African bee swarms accidentally escaped from the experimental colonies and their virgin queens were mated by drones produced in resident European honeybee colonies of the region.
Simeoni, however, believes that the greatest threat to the sector is the recent entry of a deadly pest that is affecting the African bee. While it is unclear whether it is the same parasite which hit honey producers in America, Asia and Europe mid last year and cut their volumes by two thirds, Simeoni's concern is that regional governments are yet to acknowledge the threat and act to reverse the trend on the apiculture sector.
[4.] Fletcher DJC The African Bee, Apis mellifera adansonii in Africa Annual Review of Entomology 1978; 23 : 151-171.
The way the aggressive African bee hybrids are taking over North America is a case in point.
"They replace the queen with one of their own and in six weeks all the progeny are of African bee stock," says Raymond Williams, an orchard owner in Binghamton, New York, who has been raising honeybees for nearly 50 years.
In one simple plan we proposed to move three bee researchers from Wyoming to Texas to expand research on the African bee, migrating rapidly north from Mexico.
We are paying for some equipment for an African bee project which also helps to protect forest areas where the bees collect nectar.

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