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Definition of bee

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

Any of numerous insects (superfamily Apoidea) that differ from wasps with their:
-heavier hairier bodies;
-sucking and chewing mouthparts;
-feeding on (and storing) pollen and nectar; and
-producing honey

Definition as written by Xenomorf:

This is one species.

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Definition as written by Xenomorf:

Here's another species.

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Definition as written by Xenomorf:

And yet another species.

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Definition as written by Monocromatico:

This is a species of the genus Xylocopa, gathering nectar from Neomarica candida. These bumblebees can go to about any flower and get pollen or nectar.

It also does the curious "buzz pollination". In flowers with poricide anthers, the only way to expel the pollen is by shaking the anthers, and this bee does it with fast movements. This event can be seen in Senna, Tibouchina and Solanum.

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Definition as written by Xenomorf:

Here\'s a Large black one.

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Definition as written by Xenomorf:

And a green one.

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