Honey Bee flashcards
Written by: Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman and Amanda Wojtalik
Illustrated by: Sabine Deviche

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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.

Pesticide: a chemical substance that kills insects, weeds, or other organisms thought of as pests.

Pollen: powdery material made by plants that contains the male sperm cells used in plant reproduction... more. Sometimes used in solving crimes.

Queen: a female ant that lays eggs.

Flashcard facts and information about bees

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.

Play the slide show from the beginning or pick a slide to begin with by clicking on a slide below. 

An illustration showing the stages of development of a bee, from egg to adultAn illustration of the different kinds of bees in a colony: worker, drone, and queenIllustrations showing a bee on a flower and on honeycombAn illustration of honeycomb inside a tree hollowAn illustration of the bee waggle danceAn illustration of a bee colony and bees flyingAn illustration showing a bee versus a waspAn illustration pointing out key different traits found in Africanized bees.An illustration looking at a bee stinger close up.An illustration of different bee body sections.An illustration of a beekeeper.An illustration of bees visiting flowers.A silhouette illustration of someone speaking with "how do you say?" written in words.

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  • Article: Bee Bits
  • Author(s): Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman, Amanda Wojtalik
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: January 2, 2018
  • Date accessed: October 21, 2019
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/bee-bits

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Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman, Amanda Wojtalik. (2018, January 02). Bee Bits. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved October 21, 2019 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/bee-bits

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman, Amanda Wojtalik. "Bee Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 02 January, 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/bee-bits

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Ruth Biggs, Danielle Houseman, Amanda Wojtalik. "Bee Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 02 Jan 2018. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Oct 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/bee-bits

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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