European Honeybees 

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     European honeybees can be an effective biomonitor for determining the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in urban neighbourhoods. 

    About  European honeybees (Western Honey Bee)

    • Scientific Name : Apis mellifera
      • Apis is Latin for ‘bee’ and Mellifera is Latin for ‘honey-bearing’
    • It is considered to be one of the most important pollinators of crops and other plant species
    • Distribution : It is native to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and western Asia.
    • Protection status : Data Deficient” on the IUCN Red List.