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York U study: European ancestry plays role in ‘killer’ honey bees’ aggressiveness

TORONTO, July 7, 2020 – What causes African hybrid honey bees (AHB), also known as killer bees, to be highly defensive and aggressive? York University researchers have found it was the mixing of African and European genetics that led to hyper-aggression in this invasive strain of honey bees. AHBs are a genetics experiment gone wrong. […]