Honey bee (Apis mellifera). Opoho, Dunedin.
Honeybee getting nectar from thistle
Honeybee and Common Buckeye
A bee found on a flower near the round about in the driveway for the Jamaica Inn, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
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...