Marcelo Nicolás Agra, Claudia Alejandra Conte, Pablo Marcelo Corva, Jorge Luis Cladera, Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia, María Alejandra Palacio
The European honeybee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae), is considered as a main contributor to pollination of important crops and to honey production. Originally, beekeeping in Argentina was performed in an extended area covering the north and central region of the country and involving A. mellifera of European origin. Later, honeybees of African origin entered South America through Brazil and hybridized with European genetic resources, giving rise to Africanized populations that are characterized by …
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