The eastern honey bee, referred to scientifically as apis mellifera, plays a small but sweet role in the vast, global tapestry of been species. There are over 20,000 known types of bee, spanning every continent have existed for over 80million yrs.
- Apis, honey:
The genus- into which all honey bees call is beautiful diverse bee species, with at least 44known sub varieties.
2. The Western honey bees:
Apis mellifera-literally meaning honey-baring best is the most widely distributed and domesticated bee species in the world.
3. Apis mellifera mellifera:
The dark or German honey bee species. The name isa bit of a mouthful, so let’s call them apis.
4. Apis mellifera liguistica :
Apis mellifera liguistica us the most common sure variety of apis mellifera, making it buy and the most popular variety of domesticated bee in the world.
5. Apis mellifera carnica:
The carneolan or grey honey bees species. Apis mellifera carnica originated in eastern Europe, between Australia, hungry, Bulgaria and bosnia and Serbia.
6. Apis mellifera Caucasica:
Native to the caucasus region, whose mountain range divides south eastern Europe from Asia, the honey bee is a large variety.
7. Apis mellifera lberiensis:
This is probably the most unusual variety of Western honey bees and my personal favorite.