<p><span class="taxon"><em>Apis mellifera</em></span> is native to Europe, western Asia, and Africa. Human introduction of <span class="taxon"><em>Apis mellifera</em></span> to other continents started in the 17th century, and now they are found all around the world, including east Asia, Australia and North and South America.<span> (Sammataro and Avitabile, 1998; Winston, Dropkin, and Taylor, 1981)</span></p> <p><strong>Biogeographic Regions: </strong>Nearctic; Nearctic :: Introduced; Palearctic; Palearctic :: Native; Oriental; Oriental :: Introduced; Ethiopian; Ethiopian :: Native; Neotropical; Neotropical :: Introduced; Australian; Australian :: Introduced</p><p><strong>Other Geographic Terms: </strong>Cosmopolitan</p>
- Sammataro, D., A. Avitabile. 1998. The Beekeeper's Handbook, 3rd edition. Ithaca, New York, USA: Comstock Publishing Associates.