African honeybee

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Af′rican hon′eybee

a small, highly mobile honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii, of S Africa, that swarms readily when disturbed and is capable of stinging repeatedly. Compare Africanized honeybee.
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The African honeybee subspecies brought to Brazil, as well as the first africanized hybrids produced in the region of Rio Claro showed a more intense defensive behavior in relation to the German (A.
it turns out that the billions of Cape honeybee worker bees now parasitising African honeybee colonies are descendents of a single worker that was buzzing around during 1990.
The African honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata), a subspecies native to Central and West Africa, is notoriously aggressive.

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