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Genus Apis

Honey Bee in January - Apis mellifera - female Apis mellifera 1269 - Apis mellifera - female honeybee - Apis mellifera Honey Bee - Apis mellifera Honey Bee - Apis mellifera - female which bee - Apis mellifera Apis melliferus, Western Honey Bee, on Asclepias fasciuclaris - Apis mellifera Western Honey Bee - Apis mellifera
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
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
Explanation of Names
Apis Linnaeus, 1758
apis (L). 'honeybee'
A single (introduced) species in our area, 7 spp. worldwide/total(1)
The ability to store honey reserves means workers can keep the hive warm by vibrating their wing muscles on cold days and nothing has to go dormant- so they're often out and about in early spring. Taken from a comment by Chuck Entz, 11 April, 2009.