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Honey Bee Taxonomy

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Division: Neoptera
Subdivision: Endopterygota
Superordor: Hymenopterida
Ordor: Hymenoptera
Subordor: Apocrita
Superfamiliar: Apoidea
Familiar: Apidae
Subfamiliar: Apinae
Tribus: Apini
Genus: Apis
Species: A. mellifera
Subspecies: A. m. adamii - A. m. adamsonii - A. m. anatoliaca - A. m. armeniaca - A. m. capensis - A. m. carnica - A. m. caucasica - A. m. cecropia - A. m. cypria - A. me. iberica - A. m. intermissa - A. m. lamarckii - A. m. ligustica - A. m. litorea - A. m. macedonica - A. m. major - A. m. meda - A. m. mellifera - A. m. monticola - A. m. nubica - A. m. pomonella - A. m. remipes - A. m. ruttneri - A. m. sahariensis - A. m. scutellata - A. m. sicula - A. m. syriaca - A. m. unicolor - A. m. yemenitica

mellifera is honey bearing, bees are actually mellifica - nectar bearing, too late to change now!