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  Honey Bee
Honey Bees are the highest form of insect life, they live in a well organised colony that does not need to hibernate.
Large carpenter bees are readily distinguished from bumble bees primarily by the absence of pubescence on the dorsum of the abdomen, which is somewhat shiny.
Honey bees are the only other bees in Florida with this structure, but are easily recognized by their smaller size, hairy eyes, and lack of hind tibial spurs.
www.indianchild.com /honey_bee.htm   (1195 words)

  
 Consortium decodes honey bee genome - Baylor College of Medicine
The honey bee is an important model for social behavior with its striking development into queen and worker castes, each consisting of a different type of organism yet all having the same genome, and elaborate social organization in the hive.
The honey bee genome fills an evolutionary gap in the growing collection of sequenced insects, and comparison between these insect genomes was an important part of the analysis.
The honey bee has many vertebrate genes not previously found in sequenced insect genomes, thus revealing that these are not recent vertebrate innovations, but they are ancient genes from the 600 million-year-old last common ancestor of bees and vertebrates.
www.bcm.edu /news/item.cfm?NewsID=725   (955 words)

  
 UGA Honey Bee Program - Honey Bee Swarms and Bees in Walls   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This circular is for property owners who have unwanted honey bee swarms on their lands or colonies nesting inside walls.
Honey bees are important pollinators of almonds, apples, flberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cranberries, cucumbers, forage crops, kiwifruit, squash and watermelons.
Honey bee colonies reproduce by a process called swarming.
www.ent.uga.edu /bees/bee_pubs/walls/bees_in_walls.htm   (928 words)

  
 Domestic Honey Bee - Apis mellifera - Cirrus Digital Imaging
Large numbers of bees can raise the temperature inside the hive, if necessary, by decoupling their wings and vibrating their flight muscles; it is by this method the burning of carbohydrates derived from flowers is converted to heat.
Between the 12th and 18th day of their existence, the bee's wax glands begin to produce the substance from which the combs are constructed.
Honey bees infested by this parasite may become unable to fly.
www.cirrusimage.com /bees_honey.htm   (1289 words)

  
 Honey Bee: pictures, information, classification and more
Honey Bee, common name for any of several species of highly social bees known for their honey-hoarding behavior and their use as a domesticated species.
Honey bees can be easily reared, are adaptable to many climates and to laboratory conditions, and have a complex social life.
In addition to the familiar European honey bee, there are six other recognized species of honey bees, including the Indian honey bee, Koschevnikov's honey bee, the dwarf honey bee, the andreniform dwarf honey bee, the giant honey bee, and the mountain giant honey bee.
www.everythingabout.net /articles/biology/animals/arthropods/insects/bees/honey_bee/index.shtml   (1188 words)

  
 MicroAngela - Honey Bee
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are important as pollinators of many flowering plants and are thus important for many kinds of crops.
Honey bees collect nectar and pollen as food for their colonies, and pollinate plants as a consequence of their activities.
Bees use several senses to locate nectar, find their hive again, and communicate with each other, and they are capable of learning.
www.pbrc.hawaii.edu /bemf/microangela/bee.htm   (251 words)

  
 Honey Bee Colony Removal from Structures
Honey bees are primary pollinators of almonds, apples, flberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cranberries, cucumbers, forage crops, kiwi fruit, squash and watermelons.
Honey bees vary in color from yellow to fl, have fl or brown bands across the abdomen and are much smaller than a carpenter bee.
Honey bee swarms that have recently entered the wall of a structure, say for a day or so, can often be exterminated by injecting a pesticide recommended for bee control into the cavity.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC2507.htm   (2416 words)

  
 Honey Bee Excrement
Honey is essentially "bee vomit," although it is not in good taste to request honey by this name in restaurants.
In Ohio, 82 percent of the red clover population are pollinated by honey bees, and the remaining 15 percent are pollinated by bumble bees.
With a dense honey bee population in the clover fields, the yield is increased to 8 bushels per acre, and with maximum insect pollination 12 to 20 bushels per acre.
waynesword.palomar.edu /beepoo1.htm   (2072 words)

  
 Honey Bee Printout - EnchantedLearning.com
Like all insects, bees have six legs, a three-part body, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, jointed legs, and a hard exoskeleton.
The three body parts are the head, thorax, and abdomen (the tail end).
The queen lays an egg in a cell in the wax comb (all the immature bees are called the brood).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/insects/bee/Honeybeecoloring.shtml   (233 words)

  
 Bee Research
Honey bees also produce honey and beeswax, which are valued at $285 million in US annually.
Not only because they produce honey and honey is the earliest sweetener human beings have found, but because of their industriousness (working to their death), selflessness (producing honey for humans and dying to defend their home), and most importantly, their social organization.
Honey bees are increasingly being used as a model system to study other aspects of biology.
www.cyberbee.net /research.htm   (566 words)

  
 What Everyone Needs to Know About Bee Stings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bee stings are a normal part of life in the country and a normal part of working with bees.
Many people enjoy bees and consider the occasional sting to be the price we pay for the pleasure of their company, for having them pollinate our food crops and for providing us with honey.
Bees usually leave a visible stinger in the wound and it should be removed by brushing or scraping it off as soon as possible to minimise the amount of venom received.
www.honeybeeworld.com /misc/stings.htm   (1872 words)

  
 Sue Bee Honey >> About Honey >> Encyclobeedia
When a bee is 10 days old, she produces wax which is used to build combs and to cap cells.
When the worker bee is gathering pollen, it sticks to her backlegs and she carries it back to the hive where it is used as food.
Honey-making field bees also help in cross-pollination, because pollen from the stamen of one flower sticks to their bodies and is carried to another flower where it rubs off onto the pistil.
www.suebee.com /honey/encyclobeedia.asp   (3400 words)

  
 Honey Bee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The colony of the oriental bee produces 2- 4 kg honey of amber colour from this plant in areas having sufficient winter and spring rains.
Bee visits in 10 minutes were 25 in bee-scent and 10 in check in the first flush, 35 and 12 in second flush and 36 and 16 in third flush.
Over 300 bees were introduced in thermopore nukes and strength of bee population was maintained by replacing nukes throughout flowering period of the crop.
www.parc.gov.pk /honey.html   (4056 words)

  
 AgNews -- Africanized Honey Bees: Stings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, if you are allergic to honey bee stings (less than one person in 100 is), a single sting from either bee--Africanized or domestic--could cause a severe allergic reaction.
When a bee's body is crushed by swatting, it produces an odor that incites other bees to attack in greater numbers.
Honey bees are attracted to hair and dark colors.
agnews.tamu.edu /bees/stings.htm   (679 words)

  
 HONEY BEE NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING
Honey bees require proteins (amino acids), carbohydrates (sugars), lipids (fatty acids, sterols), vitamins, minerals (salts), and water, and these nutrients must be in the diet in a definite qualitative and quantitative ratio for optimum nutrition.
Bees are unable to collect wheast in its original dry state because of its large particle size; therefore, it must be fed as moist cake inside the hive.
Whenever the honey supply in the colony is low and nectar in the field is in short supply, or inaccessible due to adverse weather, the colonies should be fed sugar supplement.
maarec.cas.psu.edu /bkCD/HBBiology/nutrition_supplements.htm   (3304 words)

  
 Bee control - killer bee and honey bee removal
Killer bees are dangerous despite the new name, They will attack anything moving within 100 yards of their nest without provocation, and will chase a running target much farther than less excitable varieties of bees.
Honey bees may establish a nest inside the wall of the house or other building causing a problem, a health hazard and a serious danger to the structure.
Wild honey bees are of very little or no value to a professional bee keeper as they are often heavily infested with parasites and diseases.
www.abolishpestcontrol.com /bee_xtra01.html   (1272 words)

  
 Honey Bee Genome: Social Insect Creates Buzz For Agricultural, Biomedical Research
The honey bee is the third insect to have its genome sequenced and analyzed.
Honey Bee Genome Being Sequenced (Jan. 6, 2003) — The department of entomology at Texas AandM University is abuzz with the news the honey bee genome is being sequenced by the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, especially...
Honey Bee Chemoreceptors Found For Smell And Taste (Oct. 27, 2006) — Honey bees have a much better sense of smell than fruit flies or mosquitoes, but a much worse sense of taste, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at...
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/10/061025182029.htm   (1478 words)

  
 University of Nebraska Entomology: Apiculture - Honey Bee Swarms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Honey bees are cavity nesters and will seek a cavity of at least 15 liters of storage space.
Honey bees are beneficial pollinators and should be left alone and appreciated unless their nest are in conflict with human activity.
If honey bees nest in the walls of a home, they can be removed or killed if necessary; however, it is advisable to open the area and remove the honey and combs or rodents and insects will be attracted.
entomology.unl.edu /beekpg/beeswarm.htm   (850 words)

  
 THE HONEY BEE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bees, who start constructing the hive from different corners and then combining their separate works without leaving any gaps and having all the cells constructed equally in the perfect hexagonal structure, must certainly be receiving "'instinctive" messages from the very same source!...
Bees are guided from a unique source and thus they come to successfully perform tasks which otherwise they would not be able to.
It is obvious that honey, which is produced in much higher amounts than the requirement of the bees, is made for the benefit of man. And it is also obvious that bees cannot perform such an unbelievable task "on their own"...
www.islamicity.com /Science/quranandscience/animals/GeneratedFiles/THEHONEYBEE.htm   (3066 words)

  
 Honey bee
Honey bees have several varieties or races and have been bred for honey production, temperament and resistance to disease.
Africanized honey bees or "killer bees" can not easily be differentiated from commercial varieties and require measuring several bees from a colony and comparing measurements.
Worker bees communicate with other worker bees, conveying information about the type of nearby nectar source, distance and direction from the hive using "dances." They also regulate the temperature (thermoregulate) in the colony and collect water to use as an evaporative coolant during hot time of the year.
insects.tamu.edu /fieldguide/cimg341.html   (742 words)

  
 Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
The wax hive is built by the bees themselves, and often hangs from the branch of a tree.
Honey Bees are not likely to sting unless they are provoked.
Bees are attracted to certain colors, and their vision is very different from ours.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/Honey_Bee.asp   (629 words)

  
 Insecta Inspecta World - Honey Bees
During the next couple of days other house bees fan their wings over the nectar so that the moisture evaporates (nectar is 80% water and honey is 19% water).
For honey bees, propolis is used for a kind of glue.
Even though other insects pollinate crops too, honey bees are one of the few that are synchronized and managed with the development of crops.
www.insecta-inspecta.com /bees/honey   (906 words)

  
 Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Bees eat nectar (sugary water) and pollen (yellow protein powder) which are made by flowers.
If one bee is buzzing around you, she may smell perfume, soap, or hair spray and think the smell is nectar (food).
Bee farmers can use special chemicals to stop the varroa mite on their farm, but no one can help the bees hiding in the wild.
pelotes.jea.com /honeybee.htm   (1283 words)

  
 Honey Bee Genome Project
The honey bee is important in the agricultural community as a producer of honey and as a facilitator of pollination.
Sequencing of the honey bee is jointly funded by National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The honey bee BAC library (CHORI-224) was prepared by Pieter de Jong and Katzutoyo Osoegawa at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute.
www.hgsc.bcm.tmc.edu /projects/honeybee   (493 words)

  
 Honey Bee Genome Sequenced - Health and Medical Information produced by doctors - MedicineNet.com
"Honey bees are the premier pollinators on Earth and play a vital role in our nation's economy and food supply," study co-author Gene Robinson, the G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology in the department of entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said in a prepared statement.
Honey bees are also valuable to scientists as models for research organisms, added Robinson, who's director of the university's Bee Research Facility.
The western and northern European subspecies of honey bee was introduced to North America as early as 1622.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=77129   (825 words)

  
 Africanized Honey Bee, HYG-2124-97   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Africanized Honey Bee (AHB) is a result of mating between African bees and European honey bees of North and South America.
All honey bee colonies are composed of three castes: a queen, several hundred drones, and from 30,000 to 50,000 workers.
Africanized honey bees are hybrids of African honey bees brought to Brazil in 1956 and honey bees originally brought to the New World by European colonists.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/2000/2124.html   (1340 words)

  
 Honey Bee
She is the largest bee in the hive, and she is the only female to mate.
Bees eat their store of honey in the winter, when there is no food.
Honey Bees are attracted to flowers with bright colors, but they cannot see red.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/honey_bee.htm   (987 words)

  
 African Honey Bee: What You Need to Know
The European honey bee is the race common to North America, and is an amalgam of many European subspecies imported over the past several centuries.
Honey bees from Africa were brought to Brazil in the 1950s.
The European honey bee's survival strategy is different from that of the African bee; it defends its nest, absconds, and swarms to a lesser extent.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /BODY_MG113   (3304 words)

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