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The African Honey Bee

The African Honey Bee

by Marla Spivak, Michael D. Breed

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Reviews the scientific and apicultural literature on the "African" honey bee, introduced into Brazil in 1956, and now spread through much of the American tropics. Presents much previously inaccessible information from Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, and Costa Rica on beekeeping, with the strain and hybrids, identification, ecology and population dynamics, breeding techniques, and the genetics of the defensive behavior that got them called killer bees by the popular press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Westview Press
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Westview Studies in Insect Biology
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Robert K. Vander Meer is a research chemist with the USDA/ARS. Michael D. Breed is professor of environmental population and organismic biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mark L. Winston is professor of biological sciences at Simon Fraser University. Karl E. Espelie is professor of entomology at the University of Georgia at Athens.

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