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Honeybees are a subset of bees which fall into the Order Hymenoptera and Suborder Apocrita.

Of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, there are eleven species within the genus Apis, all of which produce and store honey to some degree.

Four species have historically been cultured for or robbed of honey by humans:

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