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Honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apidae
Genus: Apis
Species: mellifera


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Barling, Arkansas
Deer, Arkansas
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Piggott, Arkansas
Calistoga, California
Canoga Park, California
Martinez, California
San Francisco, California
Arvada, Colorado
Bartow, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
Fort Pierce, Florida
Lutz, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida
Jasper, Georgia
Algonquin, Illinois
Cherry Valley, Illinois
Downers Grove, Illinois
Hinsdale, Illinois
Madison, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Skokie, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Bedford, Indiana
Macy, Indiana
Benton, Kentucky
Calvert City, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Compton, Maryland
Halifax, Massachusetts
Swansea, Massachusetts
Central Lake, Michigan
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Warren, Michigan
Moorhead, Minnesota
Cole Camp, Missouri
El Prado, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Bolivar, New York
Nunda, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
Bismarck, North Dakota
Bucyrus, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
North Ridgeville, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Middleburg, Pennsylvania
Warwick, Rhode Island
Crossville, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Sevierville, Tennessee
Geronimo, Texas
Katy, Texas
Kyle, Texas
Lufkin, Texas
Mcallen, Texas
Mission, Texas
Portland, Texas
Salineno, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Troup, Texas
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Lakewood, Washington
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Members' Notes:


On Aug 25, 2014, Bazuhi from Downers Grove, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

2014 ... I have tons of Honeybees in my yard, an amazing amount actually. I was getting swarms of them on my hummingbird feeders close to fall which was actually becoming a hazard to us in the yard..They were even pulling the plastic flowers off thats how many were trying to get at the sugar water. Had to use the hose to create a rain storm over them so they would leave and remove the feeders for a while. Poor bees couldnt figure out why it was raining only in certian areas. Later I found out there was a resident with a beehive..he said now he knows were all his bees go. I guess they survived the cold winter..


On Sep 11, 2008, UniversalGarden from Las Vegas, NV wrote:

On colony collapse disorder:

The marvelous Honeybee (Apis mellifera) since being domesticated by humans over 3000 years ago has been a guage for our own survival. Depending upon how well they survive in our care, a reflection is cast upon the quality and life giving forces that exist in the local environment. It is for us humans to closely observe and make accurate diagnosis of these conditions. If these insects are vanishing, then we, the care takers had better compose a list of questions as to why. . .

We can find the answers. . .

We can implement specific solutions that will make a difference. . .

We are their guardians!


On Apr 8, 2007, Hyblaean from Necedah, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Honeybees are currently having a die off, for reasons not known, 2007:


On Jul 24, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

These bees are important for pollination and they are essential to orchards to ensure fruit.

Theu are social insects, living in large colonies. They choose hollow trees and sometimes unused structures for their hives. They are also quite content to live in hives constructed by beekeepers.

The life of the colony depends upon the Queen...the only fertile female, who is related to the whole community. There are workers, who harvest the pollen and take care of the Queen and the larvae, and drones who's purpose is to mate with the Queen.

The hive produces honey, which they feed upon...and most animals, humans included, like it too.

Honeybees can sting when agitated and while the sting isn't dangerous to most, some people can become qui... read more