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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Bee researcher Ramesh Sagili said Oregon's honeybee loss rate is normally much lower than the national average.
Pigeons, petrels, honeybees and possibly bears and mice use odor maps of their neighborhoods to return to den sites or nests.
A few years back, domestic honeybee nests started experiencing mass die-offs, and problems were found in wild bees as well.
In Europe, bumblebees and honeybees can be purchased and used to pollinate flowering plants.
Zayed and his team showed that worker honeybees died around five days sooner when exposed to neonics.
But the logic all but falls apart every time one of those honeybees gets stung by the anachronistic expectation of female behavior that rules the Southern Charm hive.
There's not much a home gardener can do to stem the loss of commercial honeybee hives.
Robb Fraley, the company’s chief technology office, ticked off the other RNAi products in the pipeline: a soybean that makes oil containing omega-3 and an insecticide that kills mites harming honeybees.
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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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