Beekeeping Lexicon



This is a beekeeping lexicon.  A list of about 100 terms in connection with beekeeping and honey bees is below, with links to further, fuller information about those terms.


Please note, this is a work in progress with more information being added on a regular basis.


If you are looking for a beekeeping dictionary (or beekeeping A-Z)  - i.e. honey bee and beekeeping vocabulary, with brief explanations, please see the link at the bottom of the page.

Acarine

Africanized Bees

Alarm Pheromones

Allergic to Bee Stings
see bee sting reactions.

American Foul Brood

Anther

Antennae

Apiary

Api-centric Beekeeping

Apis Mellifera

Bee balm

Bee brush

Bee space

Beeswax

Black Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera)

Brood

Brood chamber

Buckfast bee

Candy

Capped cells

Carniolan bees (Apis mellifera carnica)

Cells

Chalk brood

Colony

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Comb

Crown Board

Dadant Hives

Drones

European Foul Brood

Exoskeleton


Extraction

Feeder

Fondant

Flight Board

Foundation

Frame

Guard bee

Girolami, Vincenzo

Haemoglymph

Hefting

hive.

Hive Tool

honey

Honey flow

Honeycomb

Hygenic Behaviour

Imidacloprid

Isle Of Wight Disease

Italian Bee – Apis mellifera ligustica

Kashmir Virus

Landing board

Langstroth hive

Mead

Mellifera

Mouseguard

National  hives.

Nasonov gland

Nectar

nosema 

Nuc / Nucleus

Nurse bees

OMF – Open Mesh Floor

Pheromones

pollen

Pollination

Pollen baskets – Corbicula

Prokopovych, Petro (1775–1850)

Propolis

Pyrethroid insecticide treatment

Queen

Queen cell

Queen marking

Robbing

Royal jelly

Sac brood

Skep

Small hive beetle - Aethina tumida

Smoker

Sugar syrup

Super

Supersedure

Sting

Swarm

Thorax

Top Bar Beehives

Tracheal mite – see Acarine

Trophillaxis

Urban beekeeping

Varroa Destructor

Venom

Vitellogenin

Von Frisch, Karl (1886-1982)

Waggle dance

Wax

Wax moth

WBC Hive

Worker


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