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The principal selective factor in the ecology of Apis mellifera scutellata (referred to as the 'highland bee') may be the unpredictable variable rainfall of the arid to semi-arid zone of Africa in which it lives. This affects plant growth, and thus nectar and pollen availability. The colony...

Rinderer, T. E.
Ellis Horwood, Chichester, UK
Africanized honey bees and bee mites., 1988, pp 13-28