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The back bees from Ouessant Island28.TIF
Male, drone and honeybee. troplallaxis. The A. m. mellifera had become established from the Urals to northwestern Europe by the 1800's until the introduction of other bee subspecies, considered more suited to modern beekeeping, such as the A. m. carnica or the Buckfast bee, a breed of bee whose ancestry originally included the remnants of the old British black bee (a strain or phenotype of A. m. mellifera), which became extinct due to the Isle of Wight Disease.