In 1975, the honeybee was named the official state insect. The honeybee has a highly specialized labor force, an elaborate social structure, an astounding communications system and a well-fed population. It is a member of the great insect family
Apoidea, which includes 20,000 species; among them bumblebees and carpenter bees.
The honeybee makes an important contribution to Georgia's economy
through its production of honey and aids agriculture by
cross-pollinating over 50 of our state's crops.