I try to operate under the assumption that there is no such thing as a dumb question, so I usually think hard about what a person is trying to ask. I almost wrote this one off until it occurred to me that talk of a honey bee colony being a “superorganism” might be the problem. […] Read more
No. The venom of Apis mellifera scutellata, the so-called Africanized honey bee, is no more toxic than any other Apis mellifera subspecies. The problem with Africanized honey bees lies in their behavior: In short, it is the number of stings, not the toxicity of the stings, that causes a problem.