killer bee

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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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Thus, more than 57 years after the arrival of the African honeybees, it is more probable to find bees that did not undergo any influence of European races in this region, at least regarding to their defensive behavior.
Results of Stort (1971; 1976) for the same variable averaged 9.04 seconds for African honeybees and 23.46 seconds for africanized ones.
A 25pc increase in berry mass was recorded when African honeybees were the predominant insects visiting the flowers.
In Panama, naturalised African honeybees were most active near forests at 1,500m above sea level.
African honeybees present a high propensity for swarming, which can facilitate and accelerate the propagation of their mitochondrial DNA.
The problem is African honeybees. These easily agitated, aggressively stinging insects have gradually spread northward since their introduction into South America in 1956.

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