Africanised honey bees
Africanised honey bees are a hybrid of African honey bees and some European honey bees. The hybrid is more productive than European honey bees in warmer climates and are kept by bee keepers in Central and South America.
However, the bees are more aggressive towards perceived threats to their hives and are sometimes called 'Killer bees'.
A photograph of Africanised honey bees.
Photograph by United States Federal Government.
Other names for (or types of) Africanised honey bees include:
- Killer bees
- Bee bread
- Colony Collapse Disorder
- Honey bee
- Queen cell
- Queen excluder
- Royal jelly
- Varroa mite
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