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    I realy would want to know which type of bees you guys call the killer bees.

    Are they the same we have here in Nigeria(Africa)?

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    "killer bees" = Africanized Honey Bee = AHB

    "The Africanized Honey Bee is a hybrid of one of the several European Honey Bee subspecies (Apis mellifera mellifera, A.m.carnica, A.m.caucasia, or A.m.linguica) and the African Honey Bee (Apis mellifera scutellata). The hybrid is virtually indistinguishable in the field from the common honey bee. The AHB will set up colonies in all the same areas as the European Honey Bee (EHB) and will also nest close to or in the ground. The most noticeable difference between the two types of bees is that AHB is extremely aggressive in defense of the colony. At any perceived threat, bees can "swarm" out of the colony and attack, stinging in large numbers, sometimes in the hundreds"
    http://www.beesource.com/pov/ahb/acwm.la.ca.htm


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