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Bees

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drone
a male honey bee
nectar
a sweet liquid from flowers that honey bees eat and collect to make honey
hive
a nest for a colony of honey bees
insect
a small animal with three pairs of legs, three body parts, and one or two pairs of wings
pollen
tiny yellow grain produced by flowers
honey bees
insects that live and work together to build hives, collect pollen, and make honey
pollination
the act of moving pollen from a flower or many flowers to produce seeds
metamorphosis
a complete change in appearance or form
environment
the natural surroundings of living things, such as air, land, or water
beekeeper
a person who keeps or raises honey bees
antennae
the feelers on the head of an insect
honeycomb
a structure consisting of six-sided wax cells made by honey bees to store honey and care for young bees
forage
to search for and collect food
larvae
insects in the stage of development between an egg and a pupa that looks like a worm
pollen baskets
the hollowed-out places on the back legs of a honey bee used to carry pollen
entomologist
a person who is trained in studying insects
thorax
the middle part of an insect's body between the head and the abdomen
queen bee
the mother of bees living in the hive
waggle dance
a pattern of figure-eight motions that honey bees use to communicate information about the location of food farther away from the hive
honey
a sweet, sticky substance made by honey bees that is eaten by bees, other animals, and humans