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Apis mellifera

Emergency medicine
Bees are a major cause of life-threatening anaphylaxis in sensitised individuals.
Clinical findings
Fever, chills, lightheadedness, hives, joint and muscle pain, bronchial constriction, shortness of breath, hypotension, pulmonary oedema, shock, death.

Honeybee—A major homeopathic remedy obtained from bees, which is used to treat bee stings and other insect bites, oedema, and other causes of burning and swelling, including cystitis, allergies and sore throat. Apis is also used to treat arthritis, mumps, peritonitis and pleuritis.


Apis melifica, the species of bee (see HYMENOPTERAN kept by man to produce honey.
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Norfolk added that the introduction of honeybee hives is a common strategy encouraged by charities and NGOs to supplement livelihoods in rural regions.
Olfactory attraction of the hornet Vespa velutina to honeybee colony odors and pheromones.
Unlike bumblebees and wasps, honeybees are not native to North America; the primary commercial species, the European honeybee, is thought to have been introduced by English settlers in the 17th century.
The royal jelly or honeybee venom extract (provided by the royal jelly processing factory where the patient worked) was incubated with a mixture containing the serum of the patient and the honeybee venom or royal jelly as inhibitors.
There's plenty of scientific evidence supporting the claim that honeybees have different personalities," she said.
Honeybees look a bit like wasps, so people often mistake them.
Colonies (n = 90) of the Africanized honeybee Apis mellifera, 40 colonies producing honey and 50 producing royal jelly, were subjected to monthly tests of infestation and invasion from February to December 2009.
The Home Depot is deeply engaged in understanding the relationship of the use of certain insecticides on our live goods and the decline in the honeybee population," Jarvis said in an email.
6 per cent of honeybee colonies across England was still too high.
He said that although the bio-pesticide was carried to the brain of the honeybee, it had no eect on the insect.
According to a new study, published on 8 January in the journal PLOS ONE, more than half of the European countries suffer from a shortage of honeybees to pollinate their crops.