Honey bees (or honeybees) are part of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished from other bees by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax.
Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees.
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