What is In a Name? Plenty, when it comes to the Honey bee and humanity.
I think we have misunderstood the depth of the meaning of the name Apis Mellifera, [The Honey bee], and why this is important to humanity, architecture and indeed pollination, survival and sustainability. “Apis” is the Latin word for “bee”, “mellifera”comes from the Greek “melli”, honey, and “ferre”, to bear — hence, the scientific name means the honey-bearing bee. or so they say: Within the Common definition.