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National Honey Board

Dictionary

bee : any of numerous hymenopterous insects that differ from the related wasps especially in the heavier hairier body and in having sucking as well as chewing mouthparts, that feed on pollen and nectar, and that store both and often also honey — Webster

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Encyclopedia

Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea and are presently considered a clade, called Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

Some species including honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees live socially in colonies. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bee pollination is important both ecologically and commercially; the decline in wild bees has increased the value of pollination by commercially managed hives of honey bees.

Bees range in size from tiny stingless bee species whose workers are less than 2 millimetres (0.08 in) long, to Megachile pluto, the largest species of leafcutter bee, whose females can attain a length of 39 millimetres (1.54 in). The most common bees in the Northern Hemisphere are the Halictidae, or sweat bees, but they are small and often mistaken for wasps or flies. Vertebrate predators of bees include birds such as bee-eaters; insect predators include beewolves and dragonflies. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Bee Resources (American Bee Journal
Buzz about Bees

Search

WolframAlpha

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Inspiration

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Häagen-Dazs Hopes to Save the Bees With VR (Rebecca Hills-Duty, VR Focus)
Save The Honey Bees with Häagen-Dazs (Haagen-Dazs)

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Innovation

Science

Melittology is a branch of entomology concerning the scientific study of bees. It may also be called apicology. Melittology covers the species found in the clade Anthophila within the superfamily Apoidea, comprising more than 20,000 species, including bumblebees and honey bees. — Wikipedia

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Technology

Apiculture or beekeeping, is the maintenance of bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives, by humans. Most such bees are honey bees in the genus Apis, but other honey-producing bees such as Melipona stingless bees are also kept. A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that the hive produces (including beeswax, propolis, flower pollen, bee pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary or “bee yard.” — Wikipedia

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Preservation

History

History of Beekeeping (Buzz About Bees)

Museum

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Bees (Harvad Museum of Natural History)
Honeybees (Harvard Subject Guides)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

International Bee Research Association

Blog

Buzz about Bees

News

American Bee Journal, Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Humor

Bee Jokes (Jokes 4 Us)

Arts

Bees in Art

Visual Arts

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Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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    on May 9, 2022 at 3:04 pm

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  • Bee Pollen Granules: Living a Healthier Lifestyle
    on November 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Numerous cultures have always praised bee pollen for helping a person lead a long and healthier life. There are certainly plenty of benefits to consuming this wonder food.

  • Being Aware of a Safe Bee Pollen Dosage
    on July 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Bee pollen has been heralded as a perfect food. However, there are certain precautions to be taken before consuming any bee pollen product in the correct dosage.

  • Bee Pollen Supplement: The Numerous Benefits
    on May 28, 2012 at 9:36 am

    There are significant reasons as to why using bee pollen could potentially help you.

  • Potentiated Bee Pollen: What Exactly is It?
    on April 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Potentiated bee pollen can make quite a difference when you consume it. Your digestive system will certainly notice the difference!

  • Pure Bee Pollen: Being Aware of Pollution
    on March 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    It is vitally important that we consume food such as bee pollen that is pure in nature. This means that the environment in which it grows must be unpolluted and that genetically modified crops must not affect it.

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