- Kingdom – Animalia (Metazoa) Honeybees are animals!
- Phylum – Arthropoda These animals have exoskeletons and jointed legs. (Arthropod means “jointed leg.”)
- Class – Insecta Honeybees are insects. They have jointed legs, compound eyes, antennae, exoskeletons, and three-part bodies.
- Order – Hymenoptera, translating to mean “membraned wings.” This order includes bees, ants, wasps, and sawflies.
- Family – Apidae, Latin meaning “bee.”
- Genus – Apis, also referring to “bee.”
- Species – Mellifera, relating to honey production.