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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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For centuries, beekeeping has been a traditional part of Mexican agriculture and a reliable source of income in rural areas. Scientists in the United States have closely followed the arrival of Africanized honey bees and two species of parasitic mites that have created hive management problems and reduced honey production.

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Last Modified: 8/14/2017
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