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Apis mellifera adami (often misspelled "adamii") is a honey bee subspecies from the Mediterranean area, endemic to Crete.
Apis mellifera adami Wikipedia
A sub-species of Apis mellifera (the common honey-bee), is the Cretan bee as classified by Ruttner 1975 and named by him after Brother Adam. The population on Crete has a similar genotype to Grecian populations, but Cretan bees are a more mixed population due to breeding and beekeeping practices (no pure populations on the island) (Harizanis & Odos).
Western Cretan beehives are constructed of terracotta, wood and wicker. On the east of the island the hives are always ceramic. (Baumann 1993: 166).