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BEE. The name of a well known insect.
     2. Bees are considered ferae naturae while unreclaimed; and they are not more subjects of property while in their natural state, than the birds which have their nests on the tree of an individual. 3 Binn. R. 546 5 Sm. & Marsh. 333. This agrees with the Roman law. Inst. 2 1, 14; Dig. 41, 1, 5, 2; 7 Johns. Rep. 16; 2 Bl. Com. 392 Bro. Ab. Propertie, 37; Coop. Justin. 458.
     3. In New York it has been decided that bees in a tree belong, to the owner of the soil, while unreclaimed. When they have been reclaimed, and the owner can identify them, they belong to him, and not to the owner of the soil. 15 Wend. R. 550. See 1 Cowen, R. 243.

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Some honeybees eventually may develop "mite tolerance," although the process will be slow.
Moving quietly, he dumped the rest of the honeybees from the mailing box into the hive.
Like ordinary honeybees, Africanized bees sting only once, and their venom is no more toxic than that of ordinary honeybees.
This year California cherry farmers are making an extra effort to help protect and preserve honeybees.
Dr Newman, a neuroscientist at the University, comments: Honeybees have a sensitive sense of smell and an exceptional ability to learn and memorize new odours.
Honeybee antennae are blanketed with a jungle of hairlike sensilla, microscopic protrusions housing neurons that transmit sensory information to the brain.
April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Virginia Webb, master beekeeper and producer of MtnHoney pure, raw, natural honey products, has been awarded top honors at the 2012 Black Jar Honey Contest sponsored by the Center for Honeybee Research in Asheville, NC.
Most of the bees in UK hives come from imported sub-species, but research by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders' Association has revealed the native black honeybee is holding on in parts of the UK where it was said to be extinct.
Histone codes can also be affected by nutrition and environmental factors, so the scientists believe the finding may be another part of the puzzle to explain how eating royal jelly ensures honeybee larvae turn into queens and not workers.
Individually, they're more productive than honeybees and can work at lower temperatures.
Beekeepers who partner with their honeybees to assist them in health and vitality will be rewarded with surplus honey whether they want it or not.
About one-third of commercial food crops rely on honeybees for pollination.