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Showing 2 types of HONEY BEES

Africanized Honey Bee

Latin Name: Apis mellifera scutellata

The AHB originated in Africa and came to the U.S. from South America.

European Honey Bee

Latin Name: Apis mellifera mellifera

Latin Family Name: Apidae

A native of Europe and Asia, the honeybee was introduced to the United States for honey production and pollination of crops. The Africanized honeybee (a.k.a. “killer bee”) evolved in Africa, was introduced to South America, and found its way north into the U.S.

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