Observation and photos by the Tar Pit Museum docent, taken during biodiversity training.
Observation and photo by Ricardo Sanchez, sent to email@example.com.
Apis mellifera (Linnaeus, 1758) ♀
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...