Carniolan bee

noun

Definition of Carniolan bee

: a honeybee of a race characterized by grayish color, quiet disposition, and high honey production with minimal production of propolis and marked by a strong tendency to swarm

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History and Etymology for Carniolan bee

Carniola, region in southern Europe northeast of the head of the Adriatic sea + English -an

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“Carniolan bee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carniolan%20bee. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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