any bee that collects and stores honey, especially Apis mellifera.
Also, honey bee.

1560–70; honey + bee1

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honeybee (ˈhʌnɪˌbiː)
Also called: hive bee any of various social honey-producing bees of the genus Apis, esp A. mellifera, which has been widely domesticated as a source of honey and beeswax

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So it has been harder than it should have been to understand the honeybee.
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When a honeybee stings you, the barbs at the end of the stinger catch in the
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