sweat bee

noun

Definition of sweat bee

: any of various small black or brownish bees (family Halictidae) that are attracted to perspiration

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So, how did sweat bees end up camping out inside a 29-year-old woman's eye? oregonlive, "Doctors find 4 bees living in woman’s eye, feeding off her tears," 10 Apr. 2019 Honeybees, sweat bees, yellow jackets and wasps all use methylation to produce their queens. Quanta Magazine, "In Bees, a Hunt for Roots of Social Behavior," 6 May 2014 Kocher’s sweat bee is one of the 10 and the first bee species since the honeybee to have its genome sequenced. Quanta Magazine, "In Bees, a Hunt for Roots of Social Behavior," 6 May 2014

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First Known Use of sweat bee

1894, in the meaning defined above

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