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					The Honey Bee by Samuel
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Three Tagmata
     Head

     Thorax

    Abdomen
Head
   Antennae

   Eyes

   Neurons

   Proboscis

   Other mouth parts

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Thorax
   Exoskeleton of chitin

   Fur

   Legs with special
    structures

   Wings

   Abdomen                 http://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/bee1.htm
Social Structure
     Worker Bees

       Drones

       Queen
Worker Bees
   Non-reproductive Females

   80,000+ members of hive

   Scavenge for food

   Nurse new bees

   Repair Hive
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Worker Bee Dances




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Drones
   Reproductive males

   Fertilize queen

   Die shortly after mating

   Nurse Young            http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/978/50493401.JPG




   Are killed or driven out hive
    during winter or low food
The Queen
   Only reproductive female

   Product of Royal Jelly

   Mates once

   Secretes Queen Factor
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   Leaves when hive is
    overcrowded.
           Range
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Endangerment?
     CCD
CCD- Colony Collapse Disorder
   2007 & 1915 decline

   Albert Einstein's remark

   Possible culprits

   15% of American food

 15% from animals that
eat plants pollinated
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                  Credits
   Modern Biology Textbook

   http://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/bee
    .htm

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_honey_
    bee

				
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