Apis nearctica lived in Nevada about 14 million years ago.

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Credit: M. S. Engel/Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci.

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The world’s oldest known fossil bee is more like 100 Myo, but this one definitely scoops the 17th-century introduction of Apis mellifera to North America.  Which it wasn’t around to greet.

Every honeybee has:

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