Applebees and Honeybees are the only animals on Earth that have the same genome.
They are also the only species of the bee genus that do not form colonies.
But their presence in Australia is now threatened.
Applebees and Hives in Australia Applebee and honeybee populations have increased in Australia.
But the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture has told ABC Radio Perth they want to remove the two species from their native ranges.
The Department of the Environment has already made it clear they don’t want them.
“The department will continue to work closely with our native species partners and their conservation partners to protect their unique ecosystems and populations, including the areas around the two applebee and the honeybee,” a Department of Environment spokesperson told ABC Perth.
So, what is the difference between applebees?
In the UK, they’re known as the apple-eating bees.
Apple-eating is a term used to describe bees that eat the flesh of the apple.
But the Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife says they’re different from the fruit-eating honeybees, and that their purpose is different.
“Honeybees are very much part of the Australian ecosystem and there are many benefits to being able to see a colony of honeybees around,” a Parks and Forestry spokesperson said.
“They pollinate crops and provide a vital pollination service for crops that require pollen from pollinators.”
Applebees have also been identified as a species that can help to fight disease and pests.
They’re also a pest in the UK.
There are now more than 4,500 applebee colonies in the country, and around 1,500 in Australia alone.
This is in part because the UK is home to the world’s biggest apple industry.
It’s estimated around 80 per cent of the fruit that’s grown in Australia comes from apple trees.
And apple-loving bees help to pollinate the trees.
How are they different?
Apple bees and honey bees are different because they don