ENY147/IN784 Differences Between European and African Honey Bees

ENY147, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by M. K. O’Malley, J. D. Ellis and C. M. Zettel Nalen, describes key differences between the agressive African bee and the docile European honey bee, including hive defense and stinging, swarming and absconding, selection of nesting site. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, October 2009.