June 20, 2002
CNN.com: Cool Science: 'Killer' bees

CNN.com: Cool Science: 'Killer' bees make killer coffee

"Coffee plants (coffea arabica) are capable of self-pollination, so for a long time researchers did not think insects made much difference to the crop. But studies now show that when Africanized bees (or killer bees) pollinate coffee plants, yields can increase by more than 50 percent."

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