I've heard of places foolishly banning entire breeds of dogs, like pitbulls. Likely, the same people that don't know much about pitbulls or dogs for that matter.
I see a parallel between pitbulls and scutellata. People (like Reed Booth) even go as far as promoting a sensational name like, "killer bee". Which just adds to the paranoia and results in further misinformation and prejudice. The truth is, scutellata is just one portion of a greater strand of genetics. Apis mellifera "mutt". The "African" bee is a misnomer too. Africa has several subspecies that live across the continent. "Africanized" is another ridiculous term that simply adds to the paranoia. Every time a hive gets "overtly defensive" people cry that they must be "africanized". Call it what it is, a honey bee. Leave the gene splitting to geneticists.
Show me the mortality rate for deaths that were a direct result of toxic envenomation, and I'll show you a greater mortality rate from choking to death on a toothpick. Except, there's nothing sensational about a death by "killer toothpicks". Nobody goes around banning a toothpick for being a toothpick.
Behavior is defined as a particular response to stimuli. If a dog bites, it's genetic sequence is likely to be the least of reasons why it bites. It's probably due to other factors that or most likely involved in it's environment.
The same can be said of bees. Their behavior is a response to an external stimuli. Stimuli can be controlled and changed. So can the behavior of any living creature. Stop focusing on controlling behavior by controlling a genetic sequence. Start focusing on the stimuli that encourages desirable behavior, while mitigating undesirable behavior.
Don't blame the breed!