What does Apis Mean?
The domestic HoneyBee is from genus Apis (Apis mellifera.) Look here for what the heck a honeybee is.
Long ago my family owned a queen rearing business called Ames Apiaries similar to:
I think it is important to bring a bit of your past with you where ever you go, so it seemed appropriate that this little bit of my past make it through to this new and unrelated industry.
If you happen to be interested, here are a few beekeeping related links that will get you started:
For what it's worth, it turns out that Apis is also a sacred Egyptian bull.
The acronym API (Application Programming Interface) in the plural is APIs: apis.com, apis.de