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State Insect

State Insect

The honeybee (Apis mellifera) was named the state insect by legislative action in 1975. Besides honey, honeybees produce beeswax, which is used in adhesives, candles and cosmetics. Honey production is an industry in Nebraska. Honeybees spread pollen from one plant to another, thus pollinating the plants and enabling them to reproduce. Numerous food crops and wild plants depend on bees for pollination.