What is honey bee?

Honey Bee

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees.

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Western Honey Bee - Genome - Communication
... Honey bees are an excellent animal species to study with regard to behavior because they are abundant and familiar to most people ... and medicine in 1973 for his study of honey bee communication, noticed bees communicate through the language of dance ... Honey bees are able to direct other bees to food sources through the round dance and the waggle dance ...
Honey Bee - Symbolism
... Both the Atharva Veda and the ancient Greeks associated lips anointed with honey with the gift of eloquence and even of prescience ... The priestess at Delphi was the "Delphic Bee" ... The Quran has a chapter titled The Bee ...
The Honeybee "dance Language" (DL) Controversy - See Also
... Grooming dance Trained hymenoptera Tremble dance Waggle dance Zoosemiotics Honey bee types and characteristics Bee Castes Queen bee Worker bee Laying worker ...
Maltese Honey Bee
... The Maltese honey bee, Apis mellifera ruttneri, is a sub-species of the Western honey bee ...
Genetics Of Social Behavior - Sociogenomics - Eusociality - Honey Bee
... potential evolutionary history of a “foraging gene” in honey bees (Apis mellifera) ... Honey bees have a several week lifespan divided between two phases—one spent caring for the hive, the other spent foraging ... In order to discover how foraging is bees is genetically encoded, the honey bee genome was searched for genes that may be shared by other species ...

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