Africanized bee

  1. 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
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  • The idea that the Mexican state is on the verge of collapse or that narco-violence is relentlessly sweeping north echo the kind of hyperbolized threat of Africanized bees or Sandinista convoys swarming our southern border during the Reagan era. Ted Lewis: Bad Assumptions Guide US Policy on Day of Obama Visit to Mexico
  • To Africa to see true africanized Bees in the wild? Undefined
  • And although this was appealing to the honey producers, the combination of Africanized bees and deforestation has meant a decline in the population of stingless bees. Honey: A sweet Maya legacy
  • Although Panama's native bees - mostly small, stingless varieties - helped coffee growers a little, he says their virtual replacement by Africanized bees has begun stabilizing coffee yields in the country at near-optimal levels.
  • Ideally, avoid beehives, but be aware that Africanized bees often nest in boles of trees, old tires and junk.
  • Are you at all concerned with taking up beekeeping with all of the africanized bees flying around the US? Delicious. | Mind on Fire
  • Africanized bees, a hybrid of European bees and African bees that were brought to Brazil and spread throughout the Americas, are more aggressive and produce greater amounts of honey than either stingless bees or European honey bees. Honey: A sweet Maya legacy
  • The introduction of Africanized bees to the Yucatan a half century ago has placed the ancient stingless beekeeping tradition in peril. Honey: A sweet Maya legacy
  • Beekeepers in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula have abandoned the traditional method of harvesting honey from stingless native bees in favor of the more aggressive Africanized bees because of vastly improved honey yields.
  • Also, Africanized bees abscond, leaving no queen, workers, or resources.
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