Definition of Family Apidae
1. Noun. Honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Apoidea, Superfamily Apoidea
Member holonyms: Apis, Genus Apis, Genus Xylocopa, Xylocopa, Bombus, Genus Bombus, Genus Psithyrus, Psithyrus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Apidae
Literary usage of Family Apidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"The bees, formerly included in the family Apidae, belong to the section ... family Apidae.— In the social bees, where there are, as in Bombus and Apis, ..."
2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"family Apidae. It is in this suborder that we find the fullest development of the social instinct. With the social bees, wasps, and ants, every interest is ..."
3. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"... the number of families has been coalesced with the placement of the immense "digger bee" family Anthophoridae as a subfamily within the family Apidae ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1903)
"... of the family Apidae. The best known cases are those investigated by v. Siebold (1870-71), Vespa germanica and Polistes gallica. ..."
5. The Bee-keepers' Guide: Or Manual of the Apiary by Albert John Cook (1882)
"The honey-bee belongs to the family Apidae, of Leach, which includes not only the hive bee, but all insects which feed-their helpless young, or larvae, ..."
6. Injurious and Useful Insects: An Introduction to the Study of Economic by Louis Compton Miall (1902)
"... family Apidae (bees). Clothed with feather-like hairs, the first joint of the hind foot (tarsus) is lengthened and sometimes expanded in width also. ..."
7. The Life of the Bee by Maurice Maeterlinck, Alfred Sutro (1901)
"We shall mention no facts 1 The scientific classification of the domestic bee is as follows: Class Insecta Order Hymenoptera family Apidae Genus ..."
8. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"The true bees belong to the superfamily Apina, the honeybee Apis mellifera Linn., a member of the family Apidae, and the bumblebee ..."