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Africanized Honey Bees

Apis mellifera

Known as the "Killer Bee" the Africanized Honey Bee is Arizona's honey bee.  Due to their aggressive nature and dominant characteristics, they have become Arizona's most popular bee.  

This bee is a creation of cross breeding of the African Honey Bee and various European bees. 

These bees are much more defensive than other bees and are likely to attack if provoked.  If you see large swarms of these hybrid bees, please contact a professional as they can be dangerous to humans.