Oh, sorry, it thought it was just a newspaper article with no pictures or videos.The video. That's a bee.
My guess is AHB. The FD foamed them.
It is too bad they did not differentiate between AHB and European bees. They missed a chance to educate people about an invasive species vs a helpful insect.
Africanized honey bees (AHB), known colloquially as "killer bees", are hybrids of the African honey bee(Apis mellifera scutellata), (not A. m. adansonii see Collet et al., 2006), with various European honey bees such as the Italian bee A. m. ligustica and A. m. iberiensis. linkAHB and European honey bees are all the same species, Apis mellifera.
Here is another article about the same incident and another:
Quite a bit different, really. What would be more similar (and incorrect) would be saying that the offspring of a cross between a Clydesdale and a Morgan is not the same as a horse. See, a mule is a hybrid between two separate species. Hybrids between species often tend to be sterile, or at least have reduced fertility. Hybrids between races within species are usually fertile.So I think we can all agree that the AHB hybrid is not the same as a European honey bee (common in North America and elsewhere); similarly a mule is not the same as a horse nor the same as a donkey. -rkr
Yup... that's my point.Quite a bit different, really.
Hmm, not my girls, I got in to inspect today and could have worked them buck naked without being stung if I had wanted to. I think the Native Americans had it right, they aren't bees, they're white man's flies, although I would call them honey flies. If they went by that name I think public perception of them would be very different.The incident is a reminder for people to be on high alert, say fire officials, because at this time of year bees are rapidly reproducing and easily provoked.
That wasn't my point. My point was that the "hybridization" within Apis mellifera is far different than the type of hybridization that occurs between two species.Yup... that's my point. -rkr
I have no first-hand experience with A. m. scutellata. My understanding is that they are just as defensive as AHB. That's were AHB inherit their defensive traits.Nor are they like Apis mellifera scutellata which are manageable. -rkr
I know a number of people who refer to all honey bees that way.I think that most would agree AHB are a "invasive pest", but no mention of that either in either story. -rkr
Why do you think these bees weren't AHB?AHB, thats BS. -Beaver Dam