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Africanized Honey Bees are the same species as the familiar European honey bees EHB used to produce honey and pollinate crops but a different subspecies They are called Africanized Honey Bees abbreviated AHB because they are the result of interbreeding between European bees and bees from Africa inadvertently released in Brazil in the 1950s They have also been referred to as Killer Bees in the media because of their increased defensive behavior Where they came from The southern part of Africa They were brought to southern Brazil and have since spread as far south as Northern Argentina and northward throughout South and Central America and Mexico They entered the United States in southern Texas in 1990 Arizona and New Mexico in 1993 and California in 1994 Where they are now Map of AHB finds CDFA During 1999 there were finds in most areas of Imperial San Diego Riverside Orange Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties southern Kern County and Ventura County In these areas the density of Africanized bees is likely to increase and they may continue to spread northward in California In 2000 the known distribution changed little but there were finds further into Kern County How they are recognized Many people expect AHB to be larger and very distinctive but in fact they look nearly identical to the EHB honey bees we have long had in California Honey bees are about 34 inch long brownish and a little fuzzy Their nests are normally hidden in cavities Less fuzzy insects with bright yellow and black markings or with grey paper nests are probably wasps not bees Larger bees are not honey bees AHB can be distinguished from EHB by measurements under a microscope and by analysis of their DNA The California Department of Agriculture identifies Africanized bees as they enter new areas After an area is well colonized though
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