Book: Killer Bees: The Africanized Honey Bee in the Americas

Winston, M. L. (1992). Killer bees: The Africanized honey bee in the Americas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

This book explains the history and biology of the Africanized bees, tropical and temperate honey bees and how the bees arrived in South America. It fully explains the process of Africanization. It also explains what the experience in South America has been like, what coping strategies have worked and what America might expect. Some of the details may be dated, but the overall historical information remains helpful.
Each chapter has a list of recommended readings.