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Related to Apoidea: Aculeata, Anthophila
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Noun1.Apoidea - beesApoidea - bees          
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
queen bee - fertile egg-laying female bee
worker bee - sterile bee specialized to collect food and maintain the hive
Apidae, family Apidae - honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees
Andrenidae, family Andrenidae - a large family of solitary short-tongued bees most of which burrow in the ground
family Halictidae, Halictidae - a family of small solitary bees; many are valuable pollinators for agriculture
family Megachilidae, Megachilidae - leaf-cutting and mason bees
References in periodicals archive ?
Systematics and Bionomics of Anthophora: The Bomboides Group and Species Groups of the New World (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Anthophoridae).
Of particular interest was the finding that ants are a sister group to the Apoidea, a major group within Hymenoptera that includes bees and sphecid wasps (a family of wasps that includes digger wasps and mud daubers).
Superfamily APOIDEA, in The insects of Australia: a textbook for students and research workers: 943-51.