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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Honey Bee



Beauty Of Animal | Honey Bee | Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, which is characterized mainly by the production and storage of honey and build nests, colonial durable wax. Honey bees are the only members present in the Apini tribe, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven species of honey bees recognized with a total of 44 breeds, Although, historically, in any place of 6-11 species have been recognized. Honey bees represent only a small part of this type are nearly 20,000 known bee.

Some other species of bees for the production and storage of honey, but only for members of the genus Apis, honey bees real bees.Honey as a group seems to be center of origin in South and South East Asia (including the Philippines), and all but one of the species present are native to that region , especially the species most plesiomorphic (Apis Apis Florea and andreniformis) bee Apis first sight in the fossil record on the border Eocene - Oligocene, in European deposits.

Origin of these honey bees prehistoric times does not necessarily indicate that Europe is where I grew up sex, but it took place there at the time. There are a few known fossil deposits in the region suspected of origin of bees and honey, and less still has been well studied. There is only one type of fossil documented from the New World, nearctica Apis, known from a single sample of 14 million years old from the state of Nevada.And relatives of modern honey bees - eg bumblebees and bees stingless - social is also to some extent, and social behavior seems plesiomorphic feature that preceded the origin of sex.
 

Exist between the members of the Apis, and more basal species make single, exposed combs, while the species nest in recently evolved in the decay of teeth and combs and multiple, which greatly facilitated their domestication.Most species have been cultivated historically or at least used to beeswax, and indigenous people by the people to their home ranges. The only two of these species really domesticated, one (Apis mellifera) at least since the time of building the pyramids of Egypt, has been transferred on a large scale but the species outside the scope of the original.

 
 

 Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Arthropoda
Class:     Insecta
Order:     Hymenoptera
Family:     Apidae
Subfamily:     Apinae
Tribe:     Apini
Latreille, 1802
Genus:     Apis

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