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HONEYBEE — European honey bee (Apis mellifera). The genus Apis is Latin for "bee" & mellifera comes from Latin melli- "honey" & ferre "to bear" — hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee". The name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who, upon realizing the bees do not bear honey, but nectar, tried later to correct it to Apis mellifica ("honey-making bee"). However, according to the rules of synonymy in zoological nomenclature, the older name has precedence. ❤❤❤ I love honeybees!!
Chapter 8 - Love & Attachment - The queen bee is not only the leadership of the hive, but also the glue holding it together. The honeybees in the colony are literally attached to her, following her commands and catering to her every need. Thus, when she decides it's time to swarm and find a new home, her constituents loyally follow and support her. The hive is divided; the new queen stays and the old queen leaves.
Good article to read. "The irony, of course, is that farmers use these chemicals to protect their crops from destructive insects, but in so doing, they harm other insects essential to their crops’ production — a catch-22 ..." "But most farmers, lacking ... awareness of bee populations, follow the advice of the crop adviser — who, these days, is likely to be paid by the chemical industry, rather than by a state university or another independent entity."