Cocoon: a soft case larva build to protect them as they grow.
Colony: a group of the same kind (species) of plants or animals living together... more
Larva: the second, "worm-like" stage in the life cycle of insects that undergo complete metamorphosis (like caterpillars).
Nectar: sugary liquid made by flowers.
Biology Bits stories are a great way for you to learn about biology a little bit at a time. We’ve broken down information into pieces that are very tiny—bite-sized biology cards. Cutting out the cards will let you organize them however you want, or use them as flashcards while you read.
This set of bits will teach you about life in and out of the colony for insects that are very important to humans: bees. To learn more about the science behind bees, visit Bee Bonanza.
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Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman, Amanda Wojtalik. (2018, January 02). Bee Bits. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 24, 2021 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/bee-bits
Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman, Amanda Wojtalik. "Bee Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 02 January, 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/bee-bits
Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman, Amanda Wojtalik. "Bee Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 02 Jan 2018. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 24 Sep 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/bee-bits