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When thinking about illnesses that can be cured with honey, it can be admitted that bees are one of the insects that benefits the society the most. And something that I find interesting is that not only is honey a cure but it is also a liquid that is delicious to consume. This being so, if you are thinking about keeping your own bees and producing your own honey, you might wonder about the different types of bees. What are they? Aren't all bees the same? As you can imagine all honey bees are not completely similar. In fact, there are different types of bees, and while some honey bees can be readily domesticated, this judgment cannot necessarily be applied to all the bees' species. This article will focus on two different types of bees to those presented in another article. Here, two types of bees that are readily domesticated will be briefly looked at. These are the apis mellifera and the apis cerana. Why can those two be raised and kept by a beekeeper and others don't readily present the same advantage? This case has actually to do with the fact that readily domesticated bees have higher tolerance for disturbances than other bees. The Apis Mellifera The European honey bee, or another appellation of the apis mellifera, is a honey bee likely to be seen in the United States, for instance. However, despite its appellation, the apis mellifera can also be found in Asia. Bees of this type present consistency in the labor division of its members. Depending on the conditions, the colony population might grow up to sixty thousand bees. Otherwise, in response to a lack of resources, the colony will not grow. Additionally, it can be said that instead of the single comb hive made by certain bees' species, the European honey bees constructs parallel combs. These hives can be located in three trunks as well as in caves. The Oriental Bee or Apis Cerana Countries where the apis cerana can be found are India, China and Korea, for instance. Because of the different climates witnessed in places where the apis cerana is located, the bees can be of different sizes. Even though the oriental bees may abandon their hive or abscond, they can still be domesticated. Actually, in rural places in the tropics where this type of bees are raised, the honeybees can be found in movable frame hives. Furthermore, Compared to the apis florae for example, the apis cerana have wider area coverage. All honey bees are not the same and with the different types of honey bees come different characteristics. In fact, even though there is more than one category of honey bees, all these bees are not readily domesticated. Some bees can be found living around a lot of disturbance while others might abandon their hives when disturbed. If one's goal is to practice beekeeping, knowing that the apis mellifera and the apis cerana are bees that it might be easier to house the apis cerana and the apis mellifera, can be interesting information to have. Next, if you want to get information about beekeeping I truly invite you to subscribe to my
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