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Taxonomy
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Species Apis mellifera - Western Honey Bee

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Hymenoptera - Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies
No Taxon Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps
No Taxon Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees
Family Apidae - Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees
Subfamily Apinae - Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees
Tribe Apini - Honey Bees
Genus Apis
Species mellifera - Western Honey Bee

Subspecies carnica - Carniolan Honeybee
Subspecies ligustica - Italian Honeybee
Subspecies mellifera - Black Honeybee
Subspecies scutellata - African Honeybee