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What's the scientific name of this bee? - Apis mellifera

What's the scientific name of this bee? - Apis mellifera
Dryden, MI, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
June 29, 2005
Pretty common bee around here. What's the id on this one? Can you tell if it's male or female? How?

Honey bee.
This is a honey bee, Apis mellifera. It is a female, as all the "workers" are. Honey bees are native to the Old World only. They were brought to North America in about 1622 by the settlers in Jamestown.

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