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Tree of Life
Plant Flower, Tree
Invertebrate Octopus, Ant, Bee, Butterfly, Spider, Lobster
Vertebrate Fish, Seahorse, Ray, Shark, Frog, Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Bat, Rabbit, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
Whale, Dolphin, Walrus, Seal, Polar Bear, Bear, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Dog, Wolf
Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human
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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
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
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
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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Bees can learn higher numbers than we thought –...
on October 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm
Bees are pretty good at maths—as far as insects go, at least. We already know, for example, that they can count up to four and even understand the concept of zero.
Honeybees are math stars (Update)
on October 10, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Start thinking about numbers and they can become large very quickly. The diameter of the universe is about 8.8×1023 km and the largest number with a name—googolplex, 1010100—outranks it enormously. Although that colossal concept was dreamt up by brilliant mathematicians, we're still pretty limited when it comes to assessing quantities at a glance. 'Humans have a threshold limit for instantly processing one to four elements accurately', says Adrian Dyer from RMIT University, […]
Indian paper wasps have their favourite places in...
on October 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm
A new study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has shown that Indian paper wasps distribute themselves non-randomly in their nests, a strategy that may help them exchange food efficiently and avoid the spread of infections. The study was carried out by Ph.D. student Nitika Sharma and Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar, and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Climate change pushes Italy beekeepers to the...
on October 4, 2019 at 7:41 am
Unusual weather driven by climate change is wreaking havoc on bee populations, including in northern Italy where the pollinating insects crucial to food production are struggling to survive.
Bumble bee workers sleep less while caring for...
on October 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm
All animals, including insects, need their sleep. Or do they? That's the question researchers reporting October 3 in the journal Current Biology are exploring in sleep studies of a surprising group of subjects: brood-tending bumble bee workers. Their studies show that worker bees tending pupae sleep much less than other bees do, even when caring for offspring that aren't their own.
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.