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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With the help of local beekeepers, two national hives, which are collectively home to 120,000 British Apis Mellifera honey bees, have been successfully installed on grassland at the edge of the Bentley site.
"Pakistan is a home to four famous honeybees including Apis Cerana (small bee), Apis Dorsata (wild bee), Apis Flori (little bee) and exotic Apis Mellifera having about 450,000 colonies with capacity to produce 12,000 metric ton honey per year," said Dr.
Less well understood is that many of the threats to honeybees (Apis mellifera) including land degradation, certain pesticides, and diseases also threaten native bees, such as the rusty-patched bumblebee, recently listed under the Endangered Species Act; it has declined by nearly 90 per cent but was once an excellent pollinator of cranberries, plums, apples, and other agricultural plants.
In November, a colony of Apis mellifera bees was discovered at the Sustainability Pavilion plot.
Although not native to the UAE, the Apis mellifera bees nested in a pile of steel rebar on the plot of the Sustainability Pavilion, and the World Expo's organising team said the bees might have settled at the location since its site was pesticide-free.
About 7,000 beekeepers are now rearing exotic species, Apis mellifera in the modern beehives.
Back stopping-provision of wax foundation sheets to small beekeepers of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera Beekeeping Economic feasibility models for small, medium, and large commercial levels Provision of quality queens to beekeepers and provincial institutes.
apis is associated with the lethal May disease of the European honeybee Apis mellifera. Its prevalence in bee colonies in France was not reported but was recently shown to reach high percentages in other countries (6).
Apis mellifera pollen loads to understand the pollen foraging pattern used for apicultural practice in a potentially agricultural belt in Bengal, India