Write An Essay On Invasive Species

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An invasive species is a plant, fungus, or animal that is not native to that specific to that area. The species that is not native to that area can either cause good or bad to the ecosystem already existing there. My invasive species is the Africanized honeybee, also known as a killer bee. This honeybee is primarily found in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They are descendants from the Tanzanian queen bees. Their scientific name is Apis mellifera scutella. They have invaded all throughout the Americas. These bees have many good habits and many bad habits. What I want to know is if the killer bees are better or worse for the Americas. I believe that they should be removed from the invaded areas. This invasive species began in 1957 when a beekeeper in Sao Paulo had unintentionally let go twenty-six Tanzanian queen bees. These queen bees mated with European bees and the result were the africanized bees. These bees had remained around the area of Sao Paulo until 1990 when they had reached the U.S. Since then the have spread to the southern parts of many states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida. Since then the U.S. and a few other places have had drastic changes in their ecosystems, some good and others bad. Some of the changes in said invaded area can either be good or bad.…show more content…
and other invaded areas are looking for a solution to their bee problem. One solution that they have found is new ways of beekeeping. There are not many solutions because they either lack ideas or do not care if they have this species of bees or not. The main benefits of getting rid of the killer bees would be a smaller risk of being killed by a bee, both humans and animals and more resources for other animals. On the other hand there are more parasites and mites. I really believe that the invaded areas would rather run the risk of having less resources and possibly being killed by the honeybees than having parasites and

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