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Rate of spread and relative abundance of African honey bees in Mexico



Rate of spread and relative abundance of African honey bees in Mexico



American Bee Journal 128(12): 809-810



Two models are being tested: (A) a swarming/absconding model based on the number of months in the year that are favourable for swarming or absconding, and (B) a climate model based on various data for rainfall and temperature. In contrast with previous experience, Africanized bees in Mexico appear to be moving more rapidly in wet seasons than in dry ones. So far, model A, together with an assessment of vegetation, seems more useful than a model based on physical factors.

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