Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Latreille's system, the fourth family of aculeate Hymenoptera; the Anthophila; the honeybees.

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Examples

  • The result was the widespread death of managed African honeybees, Apis mellifera scutellata.

    SuperCooperators

  • There used to be Apis cerana, Apis dorsata, Apis florae and Apis mellifera.

    Venom

  • Almost everything that Apis mellifera does, it does for the benefit for the hive, says O'Malley, just the kind of attitude that is needed to maintain an effective company.

    The Wisdom of Bees by Michael O'Malley – review

  • Blackthorn Acacia mellifera and zebrawood Dalbergia melanoxylon dominate in the drier conditions beside Lake Eyasi.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • I'd later read in the report that it was not anApis mellifera scuttelata, commonly known to the Western world as the "killer" bee, but instead theApis mellifera capensis. ep-i-neph-rine  n.

    Anaphylaxis

  • Acacia mellifera and Rhigozum somalense dominate the basaltic lava fields while scattered Acacia tortilis, A. nubica, and Balanites aegyptiaca can be found in the sandy plains.

    Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands

  • The European honeybee -- Apis mellifera -- is not a native of North America.

    Landon Jones: The Vanishing of the Honeybees

  • Honey bees (Apis mellifera, Apis mellifica) provide regulatory services through pollination.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 5

  • This paradox is often explained by proposing a fundamental difference in mammalian and invertebrate responses to cocaine, but here we show effects of cocaine on honey bees Apis mellifera L. that parallel human responses.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Just one hive of Apis mellifera can work on a million flowering plants, including fruits and vegetables, within a 400 square kilometre area in just 24 hours.

    Massive Honey Bee Wane Threatens World Crops

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