Entomology: Bad Bees of Brazil

Eleven African queen bees and swarms of half-African drones and workers escaped from a Sao Paulo laboratory in 1957, and Brazil has been pained about it ever since. Imported because of their high honey productivity, the African bees were not intended to be released until they had their foul tempers bred out of them. But by 1965 the bees had bred, spread and were obeying their instinct to attack large animals without provocation (TIME, Sept 24, 1965). By the latest count, ten people, hundreds of cattle and horses, and whole flocks of chickens have been killed in unprovoked...

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