Posted by basilisk000 on February 22, 2003 at 17:30:03:
In Reply to: Re: What about posted by sbogill on February 14, 2003 at 10:36:28:
Neither the Europen nor the African variety of Apis Mellifera is native to N. America.
::Keep in mind though that in the africanized bee situation they were not separate species but varieties of the same species. Apis mellifera
:Really? I didn't know that. Nevertheless, the undesirable traits of the non-native african bees such as "over aggressiveness" did become introduced into the native population as they became "africanized" through the accidental hybridization (or intergradation as the case may be).