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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Honeybee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The honeybee is a colonial insect that is often maintained, fed, and transported by farmers.
Honeybees store honey (which is made from nectar) in their hives, which provides the energy for flight muscles and for heating during the winter period, and pollen which supplies protein for bee brood to grow.
Although it is widely believed that a worker honeybee can sting only once, this is a misconception: although the stinger is in fact barbed so that it lodges in the victim's skin, tearing loose from the bee's abdomen and leading to her death in minutes, this only happens if the victim is a mammal.
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 biology - Honeybee
Of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, four are considered honeybees: Apis florea, Apis dorsata, Apis cerana, and Apis mellifera (Western honeybee).
Bees are often considered cute by human standards despite an often overblown fear of getting stung, especially due to their precieved 'work ethic' (busy as a bee),
Queen breeders who handle multiple queens and have the queen odor on their hands sometimes are stung by a queen.
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Main article: Waxworm Galleria mellonella (greater wax moths) will not attack the bees directly, but feed on the wax used by the bees to build their honeycomb.
Their full development to adults requires access to used brood comb or brood cell cleanings — these contain protein essential for the larvae's development, in the form of brood coocoons.
Dysentery is a condition resulting from a combination of long periods of inability to make cleansing flights (generally due to cold weather) and food stores which contain a high proportion of indigestible matter.
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