European Honey Bees

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European Honey Bees Facts

  • European Honey bees live in very structured social colonies with one queen bee.
  • They can only sting once as they die after they sting.

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Apis mellifera Linnaeus, the European honey bee in the US, is our most beneficial pollinator. European honey bees can trace their lineage to a complex interbreeding of European honey bee subspecies introduced to the US by early American pioneers in 1622.

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