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Genus Apis - Honey Bees

Honey Bee in January - Apis mellifera - female Apis mellifera? - Apis mellifera - female Honey bee drone? - Apis mellifera - male Andrena? - Apis mellifera bee on water - Apis mellifera Unknown bee species - Apis mellifera - female Bee ID please  - Apis mellifera Bees on Oxalis  - 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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Apini (Honey Bees)
Genus Apis (Honey Bees)
Other Common Names
honeybees, stinging honey bees, true honey bees
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.