honeybee honeybee  /ˈhə ni ˌbi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces

Usage(s):

  1. Scientists map the genes of the honeybee, a key agricultural pollinator whose numbers are plummeting.
  2. The PNAS team's work was possible only because the honeybee's genome is one of the few animal genomes that scientists have decoded in full.
  3. Hanging on: The honeybee is built for hard work, but it's no match for colony-collapse disorder.

News

  1. U.K. Honeybee Colony Losses in Winter Were Highest on Record

    The U.K. lost a third of its honeybee colonies during the winter of 2012-13, the highest rate since an annual survey began, after adverse weather last year prevented bees from leaving hives to seek pollen.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Honeybee shortage threatens local crops, national food supply

    SACRAMENTO - The honeybee population has been dwindling for years, but Californians are now seeing the effects of the shortage firsthand.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: News10 Sacramento

  3. Honeybee shortage threatens Calif. almond crop

    SACRAMENTO - The honeybee population has been dwindling for years, but Californians are now seeing the effects of the shortage firsthand.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: News10 Sacramento

Quotes

  1. "The honeybee population is absolutely critical to agricultural production," Johanns said at a ceremony for the release of a postage stamp recognizing National Pollination Week.
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Mike Johanns Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  2. Cable said: "The battle has partly been won over the funding, and overall awareness about the importance of honeybee populations means that government can no longer treat them as a marginal issue. But there is still a question over how the money is...
    on Jul 6, 2009 By: Vince Cable Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. TV wildlife expert, David Bellamy said: "Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared then man would have only four years of life left". "Here, the honeybee is responsible for helping to produce a third of the British diet and it's...
    on May 14, 2009 By: David Bellamy Source: News of the World

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