Beekeeping Dictionary

Welcome to the beekeeping dictionary.  This quick A-Z of beekeeping and honey bees is a work in progress with more information added on a regular basis.

To find out ‘what is that’, click on the appropriate letter below.

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Click on the appropriate letter below:

A From Africanized bees to Apis mellifera

B From Bee balm to Buckfast bee!

C - D From Candy and Chalk Brood, to Dadant and Drone

E - F From European Foul Brood, to Foundation and Frame

G - J From Guard Bee and Hygenic Behaviour to Italian Bee and Jelly

K - P From Kashmir Virus and Nasonov Gland to Propolis and Pyrethroids

Q - T From Queen to trophillaxix

U - Z From Urban Beekeeping to Waggle Dance and Worker bees.


If you are seeking general information about bees and beekeeping, you may wish to explore these links:


About Bees

About Honey Bees

How To Start Beekeeping

Beekeeping Lexicon


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Before You Start....

Considerations For Urban Beekeepers