The or () is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for “bee”, and mellifera comes from Greek melli- “honey” and ferre “to bear” – hence the scientific name means “honey-bearing bee”. The honey bee is native to the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa, but they have now been spread around to nearly every continent.


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