Africanized honeybee

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Af·ri·can·ized honeybee

A honeybee that is found throughout South America, Central America, and southern North America and has the tendency to sting with great frequency. It is a hybrid between an African subspecies that was inadvertently released in Brazil in the 1950s and a European subspecies that was already present in South America. Also called killer bee.

Af′ri•can•ized hon′eybee

(ˈæf rɪ kəˌnaɪzd)
an American hybrid of the African and European honeybees produced by the mingling of domesticated European colonies with an expanding and migrating African colony that escaped from an apiary in Brazil.
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The natural nest and nest density of the Africanized honeybee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.
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Based on this, this study assessed the level of invasion of the mite into worker brood cells, the infestation level on adult honeybees, the total and effective reproduction rates of the mite in Africanized honeybee colonies of Apis mellifera and if these parameters are influenced by the production of royal jelly or honey.
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The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will end its Africanized honeybee response program, which removed nonstructural swarms and hives free of charge in 35 cities, including Burbank, Glendale and parts of the San Fernando Valley.