OlÃ¡, IÂ´m Oliver na german beekeeper, living since 2002 in Brazil. I started in 2004 with beekeeping, and had more than 100 hives of african bees (donÂ´t exist africanized bees, the bees here are near 100% pure scutelata). Studied, observed a lot and restarted beekeeping in 2012 with european bees (ligustica). Cause I realized 99% we learn, read and hear from govern, universities and brazilian "beekeeping" experts are just lies. By the way, it wasnÂ´t an accident or an error of the assistant of Mr. Kerr that caused the africanisation, Kerr distributed hundreds of african queens to beekeepers in all brasil. And he knows very well about the "advantage" of this kind of prague! Today I try to expand my small apiary to a economic interesting number, whatÂ´s hard, cause of african bee prague, native bee atacks (limÃ£o, irapuÃ£...) and ants... but this italian line (NAVEIRO from argentina) is well resistant against african usurpation. I live 70km far from SÃ£o Paulo, in an organic and Family agriculture Ã¡rea, which was atlantic forest, but totally cut down until 1950. The flora we have today is a poor (in nectar, fruits, nuts) primary forest, and I believe never will become an atlantic forest cause of weekend house construction and agriculture. IÂ´m a member of a small group of european beekeepers, we have a fÃ³rum too, where we share ideas and knowledge from all the world. Our hope is to reactivate beekeeping in brazil, which dies in 1957. Today exist only "bears" who rob the honey of the african bees once a year. God bless you all!