36 terms

Science quiz

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Abdomen
the last (hind) body segment of an insect.
Antenna
a sensory appendage of the head used for taste, smell and hearing.
Caste
a structurally distinct group within a species, having a specific task(s). There are 3 castes in the honey bee species: queen, worker, drone.
Colony
A population of plants or animals in a particular place that belong to one species.
Compound eyes
Made up of many separate visual units called ommatidia.
Corbicula
a pollen basket made of long coarse hairs located on the hind legs of a bee; stores pollen during flight.
Drone
a male bee.
Egg
the first, white, oval-shaped stage in the bee life cycle.
Exoskeleton
the hard, outer covering of insects; an external skeleton.
Glossa
the tongue of a bee; used to siphon liquids.
Hive
A container for housing honey bees.
Honeycomb
A mass of six-sided wax cells built by honeybees in their nest to contain young bees and stores of honey.
Larva
the second, worm-like stage of the bee life cycle.
Metamorphaosis
the structural changes that occur through a bee's developmental stages.
Nector
a sugary, liquid produced by flowers.
Ocellus
simple eye that is light-sensitive; bees have three such eyes.
pheromone
a chemical produced by bees to communicate with one another.
Pollen basket
the pollen collecting structure on a honey bees hind leg that is made of stiff hairs.
Pollination
the transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma.
Proboscis
A long tube-shaped part in the mouth region of an invertebrate.
Pupa
the third, non-feeding stage of the bee life cycle.
Queen
the only egg-laying female bee in a hive that directs all hive activities.
Round dance
a dance used by honey bees to communicate the location of a nearby food resource.
Royal jelly
A substance rich in vitamins and proteins that is secreted from glands in the head of honeybees and is fed to all very young larvae and to all maturing queen bees.
Stinger
A sharp organ of some animals (as bees or scorpions) that is used to wound, paralyze, or kill prey or an enemy by piercing and injecting a poisonous fluid.
Thorax
the middle body section of an insect where wings and legs are attached.
Waggle dance
a dance used by honey bees to communicate the location of a distant food resource in relation to the sun.
Wax
A yellowish moldable substance produced by bees and used by them for making the honeycomb.
Worker
a female bee in a honey bee colony that carries out many duties including foraging & cleaning.
Complete metamorphosis
a four-stage life cycle seen in most insects, including bees, in which the larvae have a radically different appearance from adults. Larvae enter a non-feeding pupal stage during which metamorphosis occurs and adult characteristics (such as wings) are developed.
Explain how the round dance and waggle dance work
Round: a dance used by honey bees to communicate the location of a nearby food resource. Waggle: a dance used by honey bees to communicate the location of a distant food resource in relation to the sun.
3 STAGES OF IN THE LIFE OF AN ADULT HONEY BEE
young (1-10 days) Clean Cell, Feeds, Attends queen
Mid age ( 10-20) Receive nectar and pollen, builds comb and wax, cleans hive, climate control
Old (20-45 death) Foraging, hive defense.
Drone, Worker, Queen and differences
Worker: Smallest, Barbed stinger, Pollen Basket
Drone: Mid-sized, Big Eyes, No stinger
Queen: Longest, Smooth Stinger, Does not have hairy body.
Other than honey name 3 products and uses obtained from a bee.
Propolis- Antibacterial, works like Neosporin
Venom (venom therapy) - Helps arthritis
Pollen- Helps allergies.
Four reasons why honey bees are such great pollinators
1. Vast numbers
2. Communicate well
3. Pollinate same type of flower when foraging
4. Hair attracts pollen
Be able to identify a queen, worker and drone cell.
DRONE IS BIGGER WORKER IS NORMAL SIZED AND QUEEN HANGS OUT