African Honey Bees Quiz
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What is the best name for African/European honey bee hybrids?
Why are African bees considered dangerous?
Their venom has a higher toxicity than that of European bees
Each bee can sting multiple times
They inject greater quantities of venom than do European bees
They have a heightened defensive behavior
The state of Florida recommends that a feral honey bee colony be eradicated only if they colony appears aggressive. True or False?
European honey bees generally swarm more often than African honey bees. True or false?
African honey bees can sting more than once. True or false?
What is one way a beekeeper can prevent African bees from taking over their hives?
Keep small hive beetle populations slightly higher than normal.
Place 1/8" mesh screen over the entrance of the hive so the African bees cannot enter.
Requeen often with a marked queen from a credible breeder of European queens.
Cluster hives in groups of four in your apiary.
What are the genus, species and subspecies names of the African honey bee?
Apis mellifera capensis
Apis mellifera mellifera
Apis mellifera scutellata
Apis mellifera ligustica
African bees originally were brought to the Americas for what reason?
African bees have high swarming tendencies
High pollination/honey production efficiency of the bees in tropical/subtropical climates
In an effort to combat the Varroa mite
Bee populations in Africa were declining rapidly
How are African bees distinguished from European bees?
Number of ventral sclerites
Number of setae on the distal end of the tibia
Wing veination patterns
Position of the ocelli
Different mating biology and quicker developmental time play an important role in the success of African bee colonies replacing European colonies in an area. True or false?
African honey bees are less selective when considering a potential nesting site than are European bees and regularly nest in cavities with smaller volumes than those in which a European colony will nest. True or false?
What is one difference between African bees and European bees?
The genes of European bees are dominant over those of African bees
African bees swarm more often than European bees
European bees have weaker venom than that of African bees
African bees are slightly larger than European bees
Where do state officials believe that African bees first entered the state of Florida?
Port of Panama City
Port of Tampa
Port of Miami
Why is one of the most effective strategies of keeping African bees out of an area managing European honey bees?
European bees overthrow African colonies
European bees assimilate African bees into their colony
European bees will kill African colonies
European bees compete for the same resources as African bees
When being chased by African bees, what should you NEVER do?
Jump into water
Cover your nose and mouth
Run into an enclosed building
Through which country did African bees first enter south America?
The African honey bee that has invaded the US is technically the Cape honey bee from South Africa. True or false?
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