I will ask for the interview, you speak portugues?
This african bee "history" is very complicated.
Brasil and all universities and govern institutes, even the non govern, keep the lie. That means nothing official!
The reason for this is simple:
1. Brazil made the bleep, and to clean this will be a shame and expencive.
2. There is no real interest in beekeeping, even if the govern is throwing a lot of money in beekeeping it's more to say "we do something". But realy they do nothing.
3. Corruption. The african beekeepers and the govern works well togehter.
Other countries like to accept the brazilian lie.
I studied a lot the african bee, had more than 100 hives of them, and really lived with them. They are robbers, parasites and killers.
If you read the old books of brazilian (in fact german) beekeepers who lived in the time of Kerrs crime, you will get a lot of interesting facts.
Today we have another problem: the "bio" beekeepers (not all of them), but there are people who think natural beekeeping don't need any work and care of the beekeeper (like Perone). With "natural" bees don't exist varroa and other illness.
And official the african bees are resistant versus everything! Official, in real live they die, but tell this to the local beekeepers they kill you.
The fact is: the african bee leaves the hive if something goes wrong. They don't die in theire hive! They leave and die later in another (invaded)hive.
The bio hype with theire fanatics doesn't have fundamental idea of bee biology and beekeeping. That's a problem, cause basically we need a beekeeping more natural and less industrial, but not with strange ideas.
The african bee is highly infected with varroa! But the most beekeepers visit her only to rob the honey there is no treatment. For every bee in a hive have hundreds bees in nature. The african bee is small, very small, use a small cellsize and the cell size decrease rapidly (cause of the high production of bees, not honey). AND there is varroa and nosemose and....
The fanatic "bio" beekeepers don't like me, cause of this statement:
Brasil have millions of african bee swarm naturally on small cells. Never treated, never selected, totally free and naturally and dies and dies and dies.
The biggest "labority study" is Brazil! Millions of "natural" bees infected with varroa.
The advantage of the african bee is, die one swarm, have 100 new swarms. This is the nature of the survival strategy. But which real beekeeper want a bee who produce dozens of swarms, but nothing of honey? Who wants a bee which kills everything near her hive? The swarms she produce invades bee hives and they kill the existing queen. This swarm are leaded by virgin queens!
This is a complicated discussion. like everything in live keep the "balance" is the right way. We need to respect more the nature, but this includes to work on solutions. It is not a solution let the bees die and call the surviving swarm "resistent". This is not creation this is chaos!
We need to select serious our bees to more healthy bees. But i mean SELECT. Let nature do the work will not, or better, could work, but we will have a great problem with bee loss and at the end we will keeping bees who will not produce honey. And what the most people forget, nature resolve for us, but the time it will take... Nature have time, a lot of time to resolve, we did not, we need polinisation!
Now i made a lot of friends here i guess :-)