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Killer Bee

An investment banker who helps publicly-traded companies take periodic or continual measures to discourage unwanted or hostile takeovers. One example of an antitakeover measure in which a killer bee might assist is the macaroni defense, in which the company issues a large number of bonds with the proviso that they must be redeemed at a high price if the company is taken over.

killer bee

An individual or organization that assists a firm in repelling a takeover attempt, especially by devising defensive strategies.
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Scientists feared that dangerous swarms of Africanized bees would compete with native bees.
The new breed of bees developed a bad reputation for their hot tempers - if a hive is disturbed, Africanized bees will attack and swarm more viciously than other honeybees.
In forest fragments, Africanized bees joined the natives on the job.
Africanized bees were more likely to collect pollen--a High-power baby food--while European bees were more likely to bring home nectar--a good ration for winter.
At the meeting, firefighters will describe ways to deter Africanized bees from establishing colonies around homes and businesses or to deal with an unexpected swarm.
The Africanized bees got the ``killer'' moniker because they tend to defend their hive by launching massive, persistent attacks.
Since the African honeybee was introduced to Brazil in 1956, there's been much concern that Africanized bees, also known as killer bees, would spread and come to dominate the bee populations in the Americas.
Some were spotted in Hidden Hills last week and in Calabasas earlier last month, so agricultural officials believe eastern Ventura County has been colonized by the Africanized bees, they said.
Africanized bees will attack with less provocation and in greater numbers than do European honeybees.
Spangler thinks these findings could aid engineers in developing an affordable device to help track the spread of Africanized bees.
The agency also is halting the program to prevent the loss of native honeybees, which are difficult to distinguish from the Africanized bees and in some cases have been destroyed as a precaution, Miladin said.