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Offline labradorfarms

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African Bees
« on: January 02, 2014, 09:16:00 PM »
Just a question about Africanized bees... Since they are more aggressive are they more resistant to things such as SHB and V Mites?
Or are they just more aggressive towards humans and coyotes,dogs etc

Do they attack SHB and mites as aggressively as they would a human?

Offline 10framer

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Re: African Bees
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 09:33:04 PM »
i think there was a study in arizona that said they were becoming resistant faster then european honeybees.

Offline Bush_84

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Re: African Bees
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 11:48:11 PM »
I am curious about this as well.  I wonder if it has something to do with the quantity of their swarming, some hygienic behavior, or cell size.  Maybe it's a combination of all. 
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Also please excuse the typos.  My iPad autocorrect can be brutal.

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Re: African Bees
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 01:08:37 AM »
 I was wondering that since they pass on the aggressive traits to breeding queens whether the opposite will be true and eventually there'll be bees with African heritage that aren't nearly as aggressive and can handle the colder winters of the north.