Re: "Correct" spelling of honey bee (honeybee)
If cab, produced by Malipona, isn't anything like honey, why are they called bees at all? For the same reason we called Native Americans Indians when they aren't from India, but because, supposedly, Columbus thought he was in India?
Milk and cheese from animals other than cows isn't just called cheese, but is called goat cheese or sheep cheese, as is true of their milk too. Are they all considered bovinus bovinea? I don't think so. Or does this just muddy the waters? And let's not forget Sea Cows, they produce milk too.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet