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꿀벌(양봉) Apis mellifera (Western Honeybee)
Subject: 꿀벌(양봉) Apis mellifera (Western Honeybee)
Poster: Jinsuk Kim (
Resolution: 2268x1512 File Size: 530235 Bytes Date: 2005:10:05 12:28:02 Camera: FinePixS2Pro (FUJIFILM) F number: f/9.5 Exposure: 10/2500 sec Focal Length: 8400/100 Upload Date: 2005:10:31 16:32:41

꿀벌(양봉) Apis mellifera (Western Honeybee)

양봉꿀벌 Apis mellifera (Linnaeus) - Western Honey Bee
벌목 (Hymenoptera) 꿀벌과 (Apidae)

대전시 유성구 구성동 KAIST 서측 담장 근처의 풀섶

The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. The genus Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera is Greek from meli- "honey" + ferre "to carry" - hence the scientific name means "honey-carrying bee". This is technically wrong, since honey bees carry nectar and produce honey. However, the name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who in a subsequent publication tried to correct it to Apis mellifica ("honey-making bee"); according to the rules of synonymy in zoological nomenclature, the older name has precedence. Some people who are unaware of this still use the incorrect subsequent spelling. As of October 28, 2006, the Honey Bee Genome Sequencing Consortium fully sequenced and analyzed the genome of Apis mellifera.

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