Thirty years on from the discovery of the first “Killer Bees” in Mexico, here’s a link to an article in Scientific American, which proposes a rehabilitation for that dreaded strain. Now those “Africanised Bees” are said to have thoroughly interbred with local bees and become decent, hard-working members of the community. Worth remembering that nothing stands still in nature.
Hat-tip to David Finlay (and no-one wears a hat more stylishly than David), for the link !
Fascinating stuff…..couldn’t help myself wondering how Craig and Leanne Knox, intrepid beekeepers in Belize, are getting on with their bees.
In fact, I’m heading off to do some bee-research of my own in Barbados, then staying with friends on Antigua. Wish me luck…