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Italian Honey Bee  - Apis mellifera

Italian Honey Bee - Apis mellifera
Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA
July 25, 2009
Size: 1cm
Is it possible to iD this honebee from the photo?

Thank you

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Moved from ID Request.

Correct
Apis melifera - This one is an Italian Honey Bee.

 
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What is the differece between an Italian Honey bee and European?

 
The accent?
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Honey Bees
Eric,
There are 17 races of European Honey Bees. The coloration is the key to ID. Italians are the lightest colored of the races. Italians are Apis mellifera ligustica. First ID'd in 1806 by Spinola.

 
Thank you All
Thanks I saw a neat special on the disappearance of the honeybee on pbs last night...and come to think of it....it just doesn't seem like there are a lot of feral honeybees around like there used to be.

 
Thank you. Is there a good be
Thank you. Is there a good bee page on the net?

i'd call it a European honeybee, Apis mellifera
I'm not sure if you'll get anything different. Wait and see what other people have to say.

 
thanks Andy
thanks Andy

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