Africanized honey bee


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Noun1.Africanized honey bee - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybeeAfricanized honey 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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Today this polyhybrid is called the Africanized honey bee and is used by beekeepers across the country.
The Africanized honey bee, brought to Brazil by scientist Warwick Kerr in 1957, cant survive this far north, Berenbaum says.
Ferreira, "The Africanized honey bee dispersal: a mathematical zoom," Bull Math Biol, vol.
During contingency missions or in foreign ports, especially those in the SOUTHCOM AOR where the Africanized honey bee genotype is more prevalent, we recommend reporting bee swarms immediately to preventive medicine personnel.
De Jong (2003).The influence of brood comb cell size on the reproductive behavior of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor in Africanized honey bee colonies.
Africanized honey bee workers were obtained from a beehive from the Central Apiary at the Federal University of Lavras, Lavras, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
At the time, alfalfa seed growers were worried that the extremely defensive Africanized honey bee would soon reach the San Joaquin Valley.
Effectiveness of formic acid and thymol in the control of Varroa destructor in africanized honey bee colonies.
For now, scientists are looking at other options, such as the Africanized honey bee (a/k/a "killer bees"), an aggressive insect that arrived in the U.S.
Some breeds are very gentle while others are very aggressive (such as the Africanized honey bee).
A new one-hour television documentary from Sierra Club Productions, Lethal Swarms: Killer Bees, blends natural history and safety tips while examining the effects of the Africanized honey bee (its less menacing name) on the environment.