Apis mellifera iberiensis

Apis mellifera iberiensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Apis
Species: A. mellifera
Subspecies: A. m. iberiensis
Trinomial name
Apis mellifera iberiensis
Engel, 1999  [1]

Apis mellifera iberiensis, or the Spanish bee (commonly misspelled as iberica), is a Western honey bee subspecies native to the Iberian Peninsula. Also found in the Balearic Islands. [2]

Distribution

This subspecies is well characterized towards the south and west of a line passing from Zaragoza to Barcelona in the Iberian Peninsula. [3] belonging to the lineage postglacial M of Apis mellifera. [4]