Abdomen - of the three major body sections of an insect, the
abdomen is the end part
furthest from the head.
Antenna - found on the head in pairs, can be used to detect scent, or
as feelers, etc.
Different insects use them in different ways.
Aquatic - living or developing in water.
Beekeeper - someone who maintains bee hives.
Bite - many insects can bite. Mosquitoes have mouthparts to
pierce skin and suck blood.
Honey bees don't bite, they use the stinger in their abdomen to defend themselves.
Blood - female mosquitoes feed on blood from animals because they need
it to produce
Cell - these are the six sided individual sections of the comb in a
bee hive. They are
made of wax and used to store honey, pollen, and to raise the young bees.
Colony - a colony is a large group of bees which lives in its own hive
Comb - comb is the structure of a bee hive made up of thousands of individual cells.
Disease - mosquitoes can transmit many different diseases around the
Diseases can make you sick.
Egg - the egg is the first stage of development in the insect life cycle.
Emergence - this is the time when an adult mosquito comes out of its
pupal stage and
no longer lives in the water.
Hive - the hive is the home of the honey bee including all the comb and cells.
Honey - the sweet substance that honey bees make from the nectar of flowers.
Insect - insects are animals that have six legs, three major body
and an exoskeleton.
Instar - a stage of insect development between molts. A mosquito larva
through four instars or size changes, before molting into a pupa.
Larva - the second stage in the insect life cycle.
Mosquito - a small flying insect that can spread disease as it feeds on blood.
Nectar - a sweet liquid from flowers that bees use to make honey.
Pollen - a food source for bees that they collect from flowers.
Pond - small, natural or man-made, bodies of water where mosquitoes can develop.
Proboscis - the long tube like mouthparts of a mosquito used to pierce
and suck blood.
Propolis - this is sap from plants, collected by bees which is used to
cracks in the hive.
Pupa - the third stage in the insect life cycle.
Sting - honey bees can sting if they are disturbed. The stinger is
their abdomen. The stinger has a barbed end that sticks into your skin
and releases venom. The venom usually only causes pain and swelling.
Swarm - a swarm is a colony of bees looking for a new home. When
queen is born in a hive the old queen and about half the workers
swarm off to start a new hive
Thorax - of the three major body sections of an insect, the
thorax is the middle part
between the head and the abdomen. This is where the legs and the wings
Vector - a vector is an animal that can transmit disease or cause harm.
Venom - this is what is released from a honey bee's stinger.
Wax - bees produce wax from the wax glands in their abdomen.
They use it to
build their comb.
Wings - These are what some insects use to fly. Bees have four
mosquitoes have two.