Apis mellifera

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Noun1.Apis mellifera - social bee often domesticated for the honey it producesApis mellifera - social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
Apis, genus Apis - type genus of the Apidae: honeybees
Africanized bee, Africanized honey bee, Apis mellifera adansonii, Apis mellifera scutellata, killer bee - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas
black bee, German bee - dark-colored ill-tempered honeybee supposedly of German origin
Carniolan bee - greyish highly productive European honeybee that has a quiet disposition
Italian bee - yellowish honeybee resembling the Carniolan bee in its habits
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Stephen Rose, of South Clwyd Beekeepers' Association, said: "Our own race or subspecies is called Apis mellifera mellifera and it is characterised by its ability to thrive in relatively cool, windy and wet conditions.
2005), utilizando colonias de Apis mellifera scutellata e Apis mellifera monticola, com 30 cupulas, tiveram uma producao de 6,90 e 7,30 g de geleia real colonia-1, respectivamente, nao diferindo significativamente.
The present study aimed to investigate the frequency of dead insects found in the nectar of Ochroma lagopus flowers in the city of Lavras, Minas Gerais State, and the survival rate of Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758, in laboratory bioassays, when fed on the nectar of this flower, compared to bees fed on a honey-based diet.
The Indian bee, which is more adapted to natural environments, has been replaced by the more productive European bee called apis mellifera.
This gentle bee helps with pollination tasks handled mainly by the nation's premier pollinator, the European honey bee, Apis mellifera.
Another video projected from the same altarlike monitor, Apis Mellifera, 1999, was a triptych with a buzzing image of hiving bees--bees was the code word for the Harpers Ferry mission--framed by those of the mouths of two men, one white and one black.
One of Crozier's most significant contributions was the complete sequencing of the mitochondrial genome of the honeybee Apis mellifera (Crozier and Crozier, 1993).
Even the Apis mellifera honeybee that has pollinated crops and made honey across the Americas for several centuries arrived with European colonists some 400 years ago.
These bees augment the work of America's top pollinator, the European honey bee, Apis mellifera.
2007; submitted) also showed that another change in the n-alkane composition of beeswax occurs when modern beeswax from Apis mellifera is placed on a clean ceramic sherd and heated to 400[degrees]C.
When people keep bees, they almost always mean Apis mellifera, the European honey bee native to the UK.