After my last two quizzes, I got requests for something easier. So I put together this quiz which emphasizes basic honey bee biology and beginning beekeeping. It’s not drop-dead easy, but it’s not nearly as technical as the last two. As with the other quizzes, you need to answer all the questions before the results are revealed. Just press submit to see how you did. I collect no personal information, although I do get statistics on the results. Also, you can still leave comments below.
The other quizzes are still around, if you haven’t tried them:
A honey bee drone quiz
Sexy legs and amazing feets: the honey bee legs quiz
Here is a quiz on basic honey bee biology for beginners. © Rusty Burlew.
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consider her ways
and be wise.
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in many respects a mirror
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—William Longgood Why Honey Bee is Two Words
Regardless of dictionaries, we have in entomology a rule for insect common names that can be followed. It says: If the insect is what the name implies, write the two words separately; otherwise run them together. Thus we have such names as house fly, blow fly, and robber fly contrasted with dragonfly, caddicefly, and butterfly, because the latter are not flies, just as an aphislion is not a lion and a silverfish is not a fish. The honey bee is an insect and is preeminently a bee; “honeybee” is equivalent to “Johnsmith.”
—From Anatomy of the Honey Bee by Robert E. Snodgrass State Insects
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