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Honey bee - Apis mellifera

Honey bee - Apis mellifera
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Size: October of 2006
I have photographed pale and albino looking Honey bees, or I thought they were, and also darker ones with rich brown and golden colors. What particular species do you think this one is?
I thank you in advance and I hope I'm not exceeding my ID request limit!

Moved from Apis.

My kind of shot, Cyrus. Studio work? Or are you lugging around that lighting setup outdoors?

Jay, your jumping spider work is excellent.
This is field photography and is a lighting contraption that I've been working on, thanks for the comment again,

RE: ID request limit
Huh? I don't think there is any. Certainly, you're entitled to more than two. Do keep posting.

I'm not an expert, so I can't verify your ID- but honeybees outside of Asia are all one species, Apis mellifera. There are several subspecies/geographical races which have been introduced here, and some hybrids between them. For more information, see the guide page here.

what a picture! It caught my attention as soon as the ID request page loaded.
Please keep posting

What a gorgeous image!
Thanks for posting. We look forward to seeing more of your lovely images. We can't tell you which bee, but some of the experts here may be able to.

Thank you,
This is truly a great community and I'm so glad to have been directed here. I thank you all friends for the help and kind comments you have posted,
Kind regards,

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