Invasive bees defy evolution to cover Sydney-sized area

By Cassandra Morgan
Updated March 1 2024 - 3:40am, first published 3:33am
Asian honey bees have taken hold in Queensland, where there are more than 10,000 colonies. (HANDOUT/UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY)
Asian honey bees have taken hold in Queensland, where there are more than 10,000 colonies. (HANDOUT/UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY)

Thousands of colonies of invasive Asian honey bees infesting an area the size of Greater Sydney came from a single swarm, defying evolutionary expectations.

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