Apidae

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Apidae

[′a·pə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of hymenopteran insects in the superfamily Apoidea including the honeybees, bumblebees, and carpenter bees.
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Because foraging from a central place appears to entail similar costs in both solitary and social bees, both social and solitary bees should have equal cognitive abilities associated with foraging (Menzel 2001).
The more social bees, Eulaema and Euglossa, were genetically polymorphic (Table 1).
In the life of social bees, every bee plays a vital role in the hive.
SKITTLES Whitchurch & District Skittles League Premier League Ruperra Rovers 278, Wolfs Castle Rogues 275; Buffaloes 288, TA Mugs 272; Black Army 299, Black Knights 296; Caerphilly Social Bees 278, Rebels 263; Llanharan Rugby Club 324, Jet Set 282; Legion Wanderers 239, Ruperra Gringos 250.
Here we have discussion of feeding by diverse assemblages, namely neotropical ants, social bees, lepidopterous defoliators, seed-sucking bugs, seed-chewing bugs, rhizophagous beetles, gall-inducing insects, detritivores, stored grain insects, tephritid fruit flies, sap-sucking aphidoid insects, hymenopterous parasitoids, predatory bugs, coccinellid beetles, green lacewings, and hematophages.
They don't array their young in a honeycomb of cells as social bees and wasps do but instead make an egg heap.
Whitchurch And District Skittles League Premier Division: Black Army 273, Toby Jugs 310; Caerphilly Social Bees 285, Legion Wands 268; Rebels 248, Llanharan Rugby Club 219; Leigh Hotel 246, Novices 247; Brad Alley Cats 260, Black Knights 265; Buffaloes 277, Dirty Dozen 271.
Unlike the fighters among social bees, ants, or even plant-sucking thrips, a Schwarzenegger-like teenage-aphid army consists entirely of clones.
Whitchurch and District League results Premier Division: Ruperra Rovers 303, Jet Set 294; Leigh Hotel 273, Buffaloes 265; Windsor B 281, Caerphilly Social Bees 275; Dirty Dozen 270, Llanharan Rugby Club 267; Toby Jugs 265, Gringos 231; Rebels 248, Taffs Well Glamours 225.
Indigenous social bees are especially hard hit because they generally can't compete against this honeybee for food and nesting spots, he says.