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Killer Bees

The Africanized Honey Bee in the Americas

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674593954

Publication Date: 03/27/1992

162 pages

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Mark Winston encourages the spread of sound information about the Africanized bee by providing a concise, factual introduction to its biology… As a unified account of the biology and impact of the Africanized bee, the book must be reckoned with by anyone involved with the immigration of this insect into the United States.—Thomas D. Seeley, Nature

Mark Winston has written an excellent introduction to these bees… It manages to include a history of the Africanized bee since its debut in Brazil in 1957, a good review of the scientific literature, and a clear prescription of what Winston thinks beekeepers, politicians and even journalists ought to do to adjust to their presence.—Jonathan Beard, New Scientist

Killer Bees is the best-written book on bees since Maurice Maeterlinck’s The Life of the Bee (1901)… I not only recommend this very well written book but believe it to be essential in the library of all bee scientists.—Warwick Kerr, The Times Literary Supplement

Now here is a book that is both fun to read and accurately informative on the history and current knowledge of Africanized honey bees… I recommend this book to beekeepers, students and researchers in bee biology, and also to students in general because of its treasury of information handled in such a readable fashion.—E. E. Southwick, American Bee Journal

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