The honeybee became Missouri's state insect in 1985.
July 3, 1985: The honeybee was chosen as Missouri's official state insect. It was chosen because if its importance as a pollinator and a honey producer.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.