volume 162, issue 3, P315-327 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12549
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Andrew G. Birt, Szu-Hung V. Chen, Kristen A. Baum, Maria D. Tchakerian, Robert N. Coulson

Abstract: Abstract Urban landscapes provide habitat for many species, including domesticated and feral honey bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae). With recent losses of managed honey bee colonies, there is increasing interest in feral honey bee colonies and their potential contribution to pollination services in agricultural, natural, and urban settings. However, in some regions the feral honey bee population consists primarily of Africanized honey bees. Africanized honey bees (AHB) are hybrids between Europea…

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