Re: Native American Honey Bees
A lot of good prehistoric fossilized honey bees are to whether apis millifera type bees are native to North America. If there is any doubt whether LIVE apis mellifera existed in North America before 1609 I guess we will have to just continue to argue the point.
As to the idea that there were just too many plants here that needed pollination so honey bees must have existed here before Europeans brought them, I don't think that that sort of logic would hold up in a court of law. Besides, there are and were plenty of BEEs and other pollinators, just not Honey bees.
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen