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  1. Bee Forum
    I live in Florida, and hear about "Africanized Bees" all the time. We are required by the state to requeen any feral hive we collect to get the African genetics, that may be present, out of the hive. My quesiton is: Why don't the "African" genetics weaken as they continually mate with the...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Africanized bees extend their distribution in California Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera) arrived in the western hemisphere in the 1950s and quickly spread north reaching California in the 1990s. These bees are highly defensive and somewhat more difficult to manage for commercial...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Genetic diversity and differentiation among insular honey bee populations in the southwest Indian Ocean likely reflect old geographical isolation and modern introductions With globalization the Western honey bee has become a nearly cosmopolitan species, but it was originally restricted to the...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    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...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Managed European-Derived Honey Bee, Apis mellifera sspp, Colonies Reduce African-Matriline Honey Bee, A. m. scutellata, Drones at Regional Mating Congregations African honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata) dramatically changed the South American beekeeping industry as they rapidly spread...
  6. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Range and Frequency of Africanized Honey Bees in California (USA) Africanized honey bees entered California in 1994 but few accounts of their northward expansion or their frequency relative to European honey bees have been published. We used mitochondrial markers and morphometric analyses to...
  7. Bee Forum
    DETERMINING LOW LEVELS OF AFRICANIZATION IN UNMANAGED HONEY BEE COLONIES USING THREE DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES by Katherine Darger A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the University of Delaware in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Entomology Spring 2013...
  8. Bee Forum
    Ashley Mortenson, University of Florida, focused on drone makeup in DCAs(Drone Congregation Areas). She monitored several DCAs around managed hives and also ones in that were at least 2.8 km away from the managed apiaries (considered feral). Her results were pretty striking! • According to...
  9. Bee Forum
    I have been working on an apiary with about 50 Langstroth hives. It has been neglected for about 4 years and so wax moth has caused alot of damage. The combs have grown old and brown and the bees are highly aggressive. I can only spend 20min max as the bees rain down like hard rain before...
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