Aiming to combine these traits of strong honey production and defensiveness, Ollaik's research has focused on crossbreeding the Italian bee
with the syriaca variety.
The species of honeybees present in India are Apisdorsata--Rock bee, Apisceranaindica--the Indian hive bee, Apisflorea--the little bee, Apismellifera--the European or Italian bee
. Most of the toxic bites are from Apisdorsata--the rock bee that is ferocious and present all over India.
In 1965, the honey industry in India received a boost when the Punjab Agriculture University introduced the Italian bee
species, apis mellifera.
"The Koraput area is a cold region due to which the cultivation of the Italian bee
known as Melifera Mexica is very profitable.
Last November, Jackie's daughter Joanna decided it was time to revisit the tale of an Italian bee
and his search for aliens, the second book in the series, entitled Mr Bumbellino Sees Stars.
A Lyonnaise bee, played by Simone Signoret, is confronted by an Italian bee
, played by Anna Magnani.
'The Italian bee
eats itself out of home because it's in a strange land.
The Italian bee
has been the preference of beekeepers for many years.
They discovered that the Russians were indeed twice as resistant to varroa, as well as being highly resistant to yet another diminutive bug, tracheal mites, which are likewise harmful to Italian bees
. In a remarkable example of the speed with which evolution can adapt some species to new environments, during this short window of time, the hearty Russian bees developed a 50 percent rate of resistance to varroa.
Flottum says every bee supplier strives to produce the calmest bees possible, but that Carniolan bees tend to be more subdued than the more readily available Italian bees
. Some types of bees also have more resistance to pests and diseases.