European honeybee is the most domesticated and the most common honeybee species in the world. They are thought to have originated in India. They have a specialty that their colonies are long-lasting and their colonies might last for many years. The scientific name of European honeybee is ‘Apis mellifera’ and they are commonly called ‘Western honey bees’.
The habitats where European honeybees are found include Farmlands, Oak-wood, Hedgerows, Wildflower meadows, moorlands, mountain grasslands, park-lands, Temperate grasslands, Coniferous forests, heath-lands, deserts etc
The European honeybees have an important role in modern agriculture and in nature as they are the agents of pollination for many crops and wild plants.
European honeybees is the only domesticated species in North America. The European honeybees was introduced to North America by the earlier European colonists.
There are numerous sub-species of the European bee. Among them, the popular ones used in modern bee keeping are Italian, Carniolan and Caucasian bees.