Terms to Learn
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Abdomen - rear section
of bee that contains the stinger and other organs.
Antennae - sensors on
the bees head that are used to smell with.
Barb - pointy thorns that
stick out of the stinger making it hard to remove.
Bee Dance - used to show
other bees where nectar/flowers are.
Beekeeper - someone who
cares for and raises bees.
Colony - a group of bees
Compound Eye - large eye
with many sections which enable a bee to see all around.
Drone - Male bee whose
only job is to mate with the queen.
Hive - a bees home, where
it lives with other bees and produces honey.
Honey - food produced
Honeycomb - area where
honey is stored, also called cells.
Insect - an animal with
an exoskeleton, 3 body parts and 6 legs.
Larvae -second stage of
bee, grub like stage, eats beebread.
Mandibles - plier like
jaws that are part of the bees mouth.
Nectar - the sweet juice
produced by flowers, gathered by bees and turned into honey.
Nurse Bee - the bees that
take care of the eggs, larvae and pupas.
Pollen - small spores
from a plant that appear as a dust and are necessary for plant reproduction.
Pollen basket - area where
bees carry the pollen on their bodies (hind legs).
Pollination - the act
of transferring pollen from one flower to the other.
Proboscis - combined area
of tongue and mandibles.
Queen Bee - the only bee
that produces eggs.
Scout Bee - the bee that
goes out and looks for flowers/nectar.
Spiracles - holes in the
sides of bees which they breathe through.
Swarm - when a new queen
leaves the hive with other bees to start a new hive.
Thorax - the middle section
of the bees body, where the legs are connected.
Wax - produced by bees
to make the hive cells.
Worker Bee - guards hive,
gathers nectar, makes honey, repairs hive and cleans it. All workers are