Africanized Bees: Better Understanding, Better Prepared

What you need to know to protect yourself and your bees. 

Authors: Philip Moore, Michael Wilson, John Skinner
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN
Date: January 8, 2015


The African honey bee (Apis mellifera scutellata) was introduced from the savannahs of eastern and southern Africa to the eucalyptus forests of São Paulo Brazil by Professor Warwick E. Kerr in 1956. Kerr described the colonies as “the most prolific, productive, and industrious …