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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Acute renal failure following massive attack by Africanized bee stings.
Defense of Africanized bee workers against the mite Varroa jacobsoni in Southern Brazil.
Studies comparing the level of infestation between Africanized bees and European honeybees demonstrated that for several reasons the Africanized bee is more resistant to this plague, besides other diseases (PICCIRILLO; DE JONG, 2003).
"Analysis of the F1 generation, descendants of Africanized bee colonies with differing defense abilities against the mite Varroa jacobsoni," Brasil Genet.
This finding could be related to increased public awareness of the Africanized bee threat and to programs implemented by the Ministry of Health that created numerous satellite centers for basic health care (called EBAIS) in both urban and rural areas.
In Tucson, Arizona, at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, led by research leader Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, scientists will study carbohydrate and protein supplements, Africanized bee stock improvements, and Varroa controls.
Both European and Africanized bee colonies were never fed artificially neither with pollen nor sugar-water rife.
"It was the largest, most horrendous bee colony I've ever seen in my 38 years of bee removals!" says bee expert Tom Martin of AAA Africanized Bee Removal Service.
It concerned the Africanized bee, a serious pest that was accidentally introduced from Africa into Brazil and is just now entering California, after slowly making its way north over the last 30 years through Central America and Mexico.
The USDA and the Land Grant Universities are working hard to tame the Africanized bee strain and control the dual plague of mites.