Different types of honey bees.


Names of different types of honey bees.

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There are several species of honey bees. Some of them are as follows:

1. Apis dorsata:

  1. It is also called rock bee.
  2. It is largest, most active but ferocious, and irritable.
  3. Hence, it is not fit for apiary.

2. Apis cerana:

  1. It is also called Indian bee.
  2. It can be domesticated easily in wooden bee boxes and hence it is fit for apiary.

3. Apis indica:

  1. It is also known as India bee.
  2. It is the most common species found in India.
  3. It is a less producing species.

4. Apis florae:

It is also known as little bee.

5. Apis mellifera:

  1. It is also known as Italian bee.
  2. It is preferred over the indigenous species for commercial production of honey.
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