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Apis
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Species of Apis are generalist floral visitors, and will pollinate a large variety of plants, but by no means all plants. Two species of honey bee, A. mellifera and A. cerana, are often maintained, fed, and transported by beekeepers. Of all the honeybee species, only Apis mellifera has been used extensively for commercial pollination of crops and other plants. The value of these pollination services is commonly measured in the billions of dollars.

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