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Volume 40, Number 3, May-June 2009
Bee conservation
Page(s) 417 - 417
Published online 07 July 2009

The source material for Apis mellifera honey stomachs was given as Apis mellifera scutellata. Since, however, the bees were obtained from an apiary in Arizona, USA, and trinomial subspecies epithets should refer to populations sampled within the endemic range of a recognized subspecies only, the correct denomination for the bee source of this study would be: African-derived Apis mellifera, frequently also referred to as Africanized honey bees (AHB) or New World African bees. This correction does not change any aspect concerning the identification of the bacteria and does not affect the conclusions of this study.

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