Colmena (kolˈmena) means beehive in Spanish. It is named this way because:
A third important component is the loopback-sdk-builder.
The SDK builder generates an TypeScript SDK for the LoopBack server that can be used to builder Angular apps.
Next to these three projects Colmena is built upon a great selection of Free and Open Source projects.
Colmena is the successor to a project called loopback-angular-admin and while it has been re-written from scratch it still shares similar ideas and the same technologies (albeit later versions).