"ailmentary canal of a honey bee. at, honey stomach; s, true stomach; nt, intestine; o, esophagus; sg, salivary glands; k, kidneys." —Davison, 1906

Ailmentary Canal

"ailmentary canal of a honey bee. at, honey stomach; s, true stomach; nt, intestine; o, esophagus; sg,…

An insect that makes honey.

Bee

An insect that makes honey.

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Male (drone)" — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Male (drone)" — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Queen." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Queen." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Worker." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Worker." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Abdominal Plate (worker of Apis), under side, third segment. W, wax-yielding surface, covering true gland; s, septem, or carina; wh, webbed hairs." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Abdomen

"Abdominal Plate (worker of Apis), under side, third segment. W, wax-yielding surface, covering true…

"An egg, four larvae, and two pupae of the honey bee in their cells." —Davison, 1906

Bee Larva

"An egg, four larvae, and two pupae of the honey bee in their cells." —Davison, 1906

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs, Position filled by honey-sack. ds, Position through which digestive system passes. od, Oviduct. co.d, Vagina. E, Egg-passing oviduct. s, Spermatheca. i, Intestine. pb, Poison bag. pg, Poison gland. st, Sting. p, "Palps" or "feelers" of sting. B, Rudimentary ovaries of ordinary worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca. C, Partially developed ovaries of fertile worker. sp, Rudimentary spermatheca." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Ovaries

"Ovaries of Queen and Workers (Apis). A, Abdomen of queen, under side. P, Petiole. o, o, Ovaries. hs,…

Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

Bee Smoker

Bee smokers are used as protection for the bee keepers. Smoke is used to calm agitated bees.

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here are the various legs of hive bees.

Legs of the Hive Bee

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

"They are said to have originated in Greece, but have since spread all over the world; they live in colonies composed of from ten to thirty thousand neuter or <em>Working Bees</em>, of from six to eight hundred males called <em>Drones</em>, and of a single female, which seems to reign as <em>Queen</em>." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Honey Bee

"They are said to have originated in Greece, but have since spread all over the world; they live in…

"Queen Honey Bee"-Whitney, 1902

Honey Bee

"Queen Honey Bee"-Whitney, 1902

"Neuter Worker Bee"-Whitney, 1902

Honey Bee

"Neuter Worker Bee"-Whitney, 1902

"Head and Appendages of Honey-bee (Apis). a, Antenna or feeler. g, Epipharynx. mxp, Maxillary palp. pg, Opposite to galeae of 2nd maxillae (labium). mx, 1st maxilla. lp, Labial palp. l, Ligula or "tongue." b, Bouton or spoon of the ligula." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Honey Bee

"Head and Appendages of Honey-bee (Apis). a, Antenna or feeler. g, Epipharynx. mxp, Maxillary palp.…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here is a male honey bee.

Honey Bee (Male)

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here is a queen honey bee.

Honey Bee (Queen)

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here is a worker honey bee.

Honey Bee (Worker)

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

A bumblebee (or bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. Pictured here are the various legs of the bees.

Legs of the Humble Bee

A bumblebee (or bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. Pictured here…

Stingless bees, or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees, comprising the tribe Meliponini in the family Apidae, and closely-related to the common honey bees. Pictured here are the various legs of the bees.

Legs of the Stingless Bee

Stingless bees, or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees, comprising the tribe Meliponini in…

A Worker Bee.

Worker Bee

A Worker Bee.

"Under Side of Worker, carrying Wax Scales." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Worker Bee

"Under Side of Worker, carrying Wax Scales." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"The hexagonal cells for the honey are build upon precisely that mathematical angle which affords the greatest amount of strength with the least waste of material." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Cells of Honey Bees

"The hexagonal cells for the honey are build upon precisely that mathematical angle which affords the…

A very beautiful bird of Australia, belonging to the family Meliphagidae or honey-eaters. The color of the plumage is golden yellow and deep velvety black. It was discovered during the regency of George IV., and was named in compliment to him.

Regent Bird

A very beautiful bird of Australia, belonging to the family Meliphagidae or honey-eaters. The color…

"Cowan's rapid Extractor." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Cowan's Extractor

"Cowan's rapid Extractor." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Cowan's four-frame Extractor; interior." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Cowan's Extractor

"Cowan's four-frame Extractor; interior." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A box or chest, for the reception of a swarm of honey-bees.

Hive

A box or chest, for the reception of a swarm of honey-bees.

A 1 pound section wooden box for holding comb honey.

Wooden Box for Holding Comb Honey

A 1 pound section wooden box for holding comb honey.

"The comb is made of wax, found in various plants, but which is also secreted by the bees themselves in organs situated under the abdominal base, and suspended perpendicularly by one of their sides. Empty spaces are left to permit of the bees reaching every part." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

honey-comb

"The comb is made of wax, found in various plants, but which is also secreted by the bees themselves…

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the bee-industry as a business. It enabled the honey producer to increase his output considerably by extracting honey from the cells in most cleanly fashion without damaging the combs, and in a fraction of the time previously occupied in the draining." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Hruschka Extractor

"Hruschka's extractor, first brough to public notice in 1865, may be said to have revolutionized the…

"Pitcher of Nepenthes distillatoria. A, honey-gland from attractive surface of lid; B, digestive gland from interior of pitcher, in pocket-like depression of epidermis, opening downwards; C, transverse section of the same. A, B, and C magnified about 100 diameters." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Nepenthes

"Pitcher of Nepenthes distillatoria. A, honey-gland from attractive surface of lid; B, digestive gland…

Sing a Song of Sixpence. The Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.

Queen in the Parlour

Sing a Song of Sixpence. The Queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.

Reynard the Fox bets Bruin the Bear that he cannot eat a lot of honey without getting an upset stomach. He takes him to a tree outside of a carpenter's house. Bruin gets his head stuck in the tree while the village is after the bear.

Reynard the Fox: Bruin is Stuck

Reynard the Fox bets Bruin the Bear that he cannot eat a lot of honey without getting an upset stomach.…