Bee (Anthophila)

bee is a member of any of the 20,000 species of insects belonging to the superfamily Apoidea in the order Hymenoptera.

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderHymenoptera
SuborderApocrita
SuperfamilyApoidea
CladeAnthophila

The bee, emblem of industriousness, has been a symbolic insect in myths, legends, and religions since ancient times, certainly known since prehistoric times for its usefulness.

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