Thousands of Bees Make It Out Alive After Being Buried by Volcanic Ash for Nearly A Month Showing They're Beeing Invincible.
These insects with wings are closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the western honey bee, for producing honey.
Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea. They are presently considered a clade, called Anthophila. There are over 16,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families.