A.m.mellifera. Subspecies endangered by replacement and hybridization. Widely distributed, several conservation projects. Originally distributed north of Pyrenees and Alpes to Siberia.

Main population. Includes Switzerland, Austria, Germany.

Further populations: England, Poland, France, Scandinavia, Finland, Belgium.

Bee images © Fred Zautke and LIB, with the support of Małgorzata Bieńkowska, Fani Hatijna, Egoitz Galarza, Borce Pavlov, Thomas Galea, Maria Bouga, Raffaele Dall'Olio, Adriano Siceanu.