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Types of Honey Bees

Apis Andreniformis
Apis Andreniformis

Apis andreniformis or the Black dwarf honey bee is a species of honey bee whose native habitat is the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. A. andreniformis was the fifth honey bee species to be described of the seven known species of Apis, and its biology, geographic distribution, and its...

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Apis Cerana
Apis Cerana

Apis cerana, or the eastern honey bee (and the Asiatic honey bee), is a species of honey bee found in southern and southeastern Asia, including China, Pakistan, India, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia.

Apis Dorsata
Apis Dorsata

Apis dorsata, the giant honey bee, is a honey bee of South and Southeast Asia, mainly in forested areas such as the Terai of Nepal and sometime even in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Apis Florea
Apis Florea

Apis florea, commonly called the Dwarf honey bee or Red dwarf honey bee, is one of two species of small, wild honey bees of southern and southeastern Asia. It has a much wider distribution than its sister species, Apis andreniformis.

Apis Koschevnikovi
Apis Koschevnikovi

Apis koschevnikovi. Apis koschevnikovi, commonly called Koschevnikov's bee, is a species of honey bee which inhabits Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo, where it lives sympatrically with other honey bee species such as Apis cerana (specifically A. c. nuluensis).

Apis Nigrocincta
Apis Nigrocincta

Apis nigrocincta, commonly called the Phillipine honey bee, is a species of honey bee that inhabits the Philippine island of Mindanao as well as the Indonesian islands of Sangihe and the Celebes or[Sulawesi. The species builds nests in cavities like the closely related Apis cerana.

Western Honey bee
Western Honey bee

The western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most common of the 7–12 species of honey bee worldwide. The genus name Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera is the Latin for "honey-bearing", referring to the species' production of honey for the winter.

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