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Bees Glossary

A

abandoned
left and didn't return
abdomen
stomach area
accommodate
serve
accurate
correct
aggressive
violent
ancient
very old
antennae
feelers
anther
the part of the flower that holds the pollen
attracted
interested

B

barb
hook
beekeepers
people who raise bees
beneficial
good
bloom
blossom
bred
to grow or raise

C

chemicals
a substance
colonies
communities
combs
little rooms
communicate
talk
compound
multiple

D

debris
garbage
defend
keep safe
deposited
place or put
drones
male bees

E

efficient
well organized
Europeans
people from Europe
evaporate
disappear
excess
too much
exchanged
traded
exoskeleton
an outside skeleton

F

fragrance
smell

H

Hymenoptera
an animal group that includes bees, ants and wasps

I

infections
illness caused by germs
inject
insert
irritant
annoying to the skin

L

larvae
insect young

M

migrated
moved in a pattern

N

nectar
liquid food in flowers

O

ovary
the part of the plant that provides for offspring

P

pesticides
chemicals used to kill bugs
pheromones
chemicals put out by certain living things
pistil
the part of the flower where fruit is created
pollen
a yellow powdery part of a flower responsible for creating fruit
pollination
the act of moving the pollen to the pistil
primarily
mostly
proboscis
a straw-like tube that some insects use to drink liquids
production
to make
protection
guard

R

regions
areas
remain
stay

S

sawflies
a wasp-like insect that does not sting
secreted
release
species
a set of the animal world with similar characteristics
structure
something built
subsequently
afterwards
support
maintain
swarm
a huge body of bees that fly together

T

thorax
the chest part of the body
transferred
moved from one to another
translate
to change communication from one language to another
trophallaxis
the passing of food from one member to another

V

venom
poison

W

workers
female bees that do all the work

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