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By John Woodward

Regardless of their undesirable attractiveness a result of painful nature in their sting, bees are one of the most precious bugs present in the yard. They produce honey and beeswax and support pollinate vegetation and different vegetation we use for nutrients. Bee bargains an intimate examine those social bugs.

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29 Glossary allergic: Being very sensitive to and made ill by something that does not affect other people so badly. antennae: The “feelers” on the head of an insect, which it uses to feel its way around and to pick up smells. artificial beehive: A nest for honeybees made by humans. barbed: Having a sharp spike, angled like a hook. cell: In a bees’ nest, a small container made of wax. colony: A group of animals that live together. communicate: To pass on information. drone: A male bee, whose only job is to mate with a queen.

It doesn’t rot like other foods—although really old honey may not have much flavor. People have also used beeswax for thousands of years. Nowadays, it still has many uses. It is often used for making candles, as well as in ointments, skin creams, and furniture polish. Beeswax candles have a nice smell and do not produce any smoke. 29 Glossary allergic: Being very sensitive to and made ill by something that does not affect other people so badly. antennae: The “feelers” on the head of an insect, which it uses to feel its way around and to pick up smells.

Barbed: Having a sharp spike, angled like a hook. cell: In a bees’ nest, a small container made of wax. colony: A group of animals that live together. communicate: To pass on information. drone: A male bee, whose only job is to mate with a queen. energy: The ability to do active things. fertilize: In plants, to add the male cell to a female cell so that a seed develops. honeycomb: Wax cells made by mate: When males and females come together to produce young. nectar: The sugary liquid produced by flowers.

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