Glossary of beekeeping

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This page is a glossary of beekeeping.

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  • Africanized bee - a hybrid bee with characteristics unsuitable for beekeeping
  • Apiary - a yard where beehives are kept
  • Apicology - ecology of bees
  • Apiology - scientific study of bees
  • Apitherapy - a branch of alternative medicine that uses honey bee products including honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom.

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  • Honey bee - all the species in the genus Apis
  • Honey bee life cycle - the physical stages in the development of a mature bee starting from the egg

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  • Laying worker bee - this worker will produce only drone bees
  • Langstroth hive - commonly seen in developed countries as stacks of white or muted colored boxes at the edges of fields and orchards

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  • Queen bee - a single egg laying bee capable of producing workers, drones, and queens

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  • Stingless bees - Trigona and Melipona bees kept from ancient times in Central America and Australia
  • Swarming - the means by which bee colonies propagate

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  • Top-bar hive - an alternative to the Langstroth box hive, with some advantages for casual beekeeping

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W[edit]

  • Western honey bee - European honey bees
  • Worker bee - the many tasks performed by this class of bee during her short lifetime and her specialized single-use stinger

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