The western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus name Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera means "honey-bearing".
Geographic Range. Apis mellifera is native to Europe, western Asia, and Africa. Human introduction of Apis mellifera to other continents started in the 17th century ...
The first was the accidental release in Brazil of hybrids descended from the African "Killer" bee, Apis mellifera scutellata. These are well-known for their ...
common name: European honey bee scientific name: Apis mellifera Linnaeus, and subspecies (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae) Introduction - Distribution - Description ...
The European dark bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) was domesticated in modern times, and taken to North America in colonial times. These big, dark-colored honey bees ...
The bee on the left is an Africanized honeybee, Apis mellifera scutellata and the bee on the right is a domestic European honeybee. Photograph courtesy USDA.
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What do they look like? Generally, Apis mellifera are red/brown with black bands and orange yellow rings on abdomen. They have hair on thorax and less hair on abdomen.
The Honey Bee (Apis mellifera), life-cycle, structure of the colony, the 3 types of bee, queen, drones, workers, waggle-tail dance, bee-keeping, Biology teaching ...