Apis mellifera(redirected from Western honey bee)
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|Noun||1.||Apis mellifera - social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces|
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
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
Carniolan bee - greyish highly productive European honeybee that has a quiet disposition
Italian bee - yellowish honeybee resembling the Carniolan bee in its habits