Hive Madness | Apis mellifera We&#039;re rapidly running out of winter,<br />
 and a summer squadron flies<br />
 out of the past like a mirage,<br />
 soundless wings beating with hive madness.<br />
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Hive Madness | Apis mellifera

We're rapidly running out of winter,
and a summer squadron flies
out of the past like a mirage,
soundless wings beating with hive madness.

Wild Light Post: http://www.bugdreams.com/archives/hive-madness/

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The western honey bee or European honey bee is a species of honey bee. The genus ''Apis'' is Latin for "bee", and ''mellifera'' comes from Greek ''melli-'' "honey" and ''ferre'' "to bear"—hence the scientific name means "honey-bearing bee". The name was coined in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus who, upon realizing the bees do not bear honey, but nectar, tried later to correct it to ''Apis mellifica'' in a subsequent publication. However, according to the rules of synonymy in zoological nomenclature,.. more

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