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Apis mellifera adami

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Apidae
Rank  Subspecies
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Hymenoptera
Genus  Apis
Similar  Apis mellifera cecropia, Apis mellifera macedonica, Apis mellifera unicolor, Apis mellifera intermissa, Maltese honey bee

Apis mellifera adami (often misspelled "adamii") is a honey bee subspecies from the Mediterranean area, endemic to Crete.

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Taxonomy

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).

bee-keeping

Western Cretan beehives are constructed of terracotta, wood and wicker. On the east of the island the hives are always ceramic. (Baumann 1993: 166).

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Apis mellifera adami Wikipedia


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