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Apis mellifica scutellata (African Honey Bee) on a Dichrost…

Africanized Bees: What you need to know to protect yourself and your bees. Authors: Philip Moore, Michael Wilson, John SkinnerDepartment of Entomology...

Mason Bees: The first of many in a series about bee species

Mason Bees: The first of many in a series about bee species | The Bees Waggle


Never introduced to moi feral Africanized bees, hah! Yet their no slouches, defend house home rob lazy neighbors blind, resist parasites... are survivours


What Do Killer Bees Look Like?

An Africanized honey bee (left) and a European honey bee on honeycomb. Despite color differences between these two individuals, you can't usually distinguish them just by looking at them.

Africanized bee Apis mellifera scutellata.jpg Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Suborder: Apocrita Subfamily: Apinae Tribe: Apini Genus: Apis Species: Apis mellifera Subspecies HYBRID (see text) Africanized honey bees (also spelled Africanised honey bees), known colloquially as "killer bees", are a hybrid of the Western honey bee species, (Apis mellifera), produced originally by cross-breeding of the African honey bee (A. m…