Definition of honeybee
: a honey-producing bee (genus Apis of the family Apidae); especially : a European bee (A. mellifera) introduced worldwide and kept in hives for the honey it produces
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There are six healthy honeybee hives there that produce Murano honey.
The class will cover the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship and essential equipment.
America's beekeepers watched as a third of the country's honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply.
Eleven species of wild pollinators in the United States have turned up carrying some of the viruses known to menace domestic honeybees, possibly picked up via flower pollen.
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First Known Use of honeybee
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Definition of honeybee for English Language Learners
: a bee that makes honey
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Definition of honeybee for Students
: a bee whose honey is used by people as food
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