The giant Honey bee


Apis dorsata is found from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia. The greatest populations of Apis dorsata are found in China, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.


They mostly reside in tall trees in dense forests but also build nests on urban buildings. These bees are tropical and in most places, they migrate seasonally.


Apis dorsata differs from the other bees in its genus in terms of nest design. Each colony consists of a single vertical comb made of workers’ wax suspended from above, and the comb is typically covered by a dense mass of bees in several layers.


Apis dorsata differs from the other bees in its genus in terms of nest design. Each colony consists of a single vertical comb made of workers’ wax suspended from above, and the comb is typically covered by a dense mass of bees in several layers.


These bees cant be domesticated and in most parts of the countries, certain tribes specialize in extracting honey from these beehives. In fact, they also are known as honey hunters as they will be gone for days into the jungle to identify these beehives and extract honey from them.

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