: bitter yellowish-brown pollen stored up in honeycomb cells and used mixed with honey by bees as food
Examples of beebread in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebLarvae fed a diet of rich royal jelly develop into queens, whereas larvae that eat a less refined diet of ‘beebread’ and pollen develop into worker bees.
Chao Yan, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 Since beebread and pollen are mainly plantoriginated, while royal jelly is a glandular secretion of nurse bees, the diets for worker- and queendestined larvae are differentially derived from plant and animal sources, respectively.
Chao Yan, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 Over the course of the experiment, pesticide residues declined, eventually becoming non-detectable within colonies’ beebread and honey.
Gwen Pearson, WIRED, 18 Mar. 2015
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