Definition of African bee
1 : a honeybee native to Africa; specifically : one (Apis melliferascutellata) native to sub-Saharan Africa that aggressively defends its hive and was introduced into Brazil in the 1950s where it subsequently hybridized with the European honeybee to produce Africanized bees Scientists wanted a bee that … could tolerate the tropical climate, like the African bee. — Elizabeth Fitzsimons, San Diego Union Tribune, 4 Oct. 2002
2 : africanized bee Southern California is beginning to see an increase of African bees, and beekeepers all over the state are on the front lines of defense … — Debbie Croft, Merced (California) Sun-Star, 24 Apr. 2010
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