We all have eaten honey, and many of us eat it daily in our diet by eating beneficial bee products such as bee pollen. There are about 25,000 identified species of bees in the world (about 4,000 in the US), all of which are classified under the superfamily Apoidea. They are divided into nine families, four of which are very small in terms of number of species.
We are most familiar with the bee family, Apidae, which includes honey bees. Honeybees, of course, produce honey; These are social bees that live in colonies of 50,000 to 60,000 workers, 300 unmanned aerial drones, and usually a single queen.
Brass colonies are very complex in terms of behavior and overall function; these bees behave for the survival of the colony rather than for individual survival.
There are ten main types of honey in the world, but the Africanized bees also famous with the name “killer bees” are hybrid type of bees.
European honey bees kept mostly to gather harvest honey and bee products. Bumblebees also of family Apidae, but bumblebee colonies are much smaller than those of honeybees, as a rule, hosting only a few hundred worker bees.
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