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Which Indian variety of honey bee is commonly used for apiculture?


A
Apis dorsata
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B
Apis florea
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C
Apis mellifera
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D
Apis indica
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Solution

The correct option is D Apis indica
Apiculture is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. The four important species of honey bee are Apis dorsata, Apis mellifera, Apis floreaApis indica, which is commonly called as rock bee or giant honey bee, is the largest Indian variety with an average size of about 20 m.m. Indigenous peoples have traditionally used this species as a source of honey and beeswax, known as honey hunting. It is the most commonly used honeybee for apiculture.
Thus, the correct answer is option D.

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