A gland located on the abdomen of bees that releases a pheromone used for communication.
Natural colony fission
The process by which a colony splits into two or more separate colonies.
Natural defense mechanism
The ability of bees to defend themselves against predators and diseases using natural methods, such as propolis and wax.
The use of natural substances, such as pollen and honey, to fertilize plants.
Natural hive defense mechanisms
The ways in which bees naturally defend their hives from predators and other threats.
Ingredients used in beekeeping that are not synthetic or artificial.
Natural instinct for survival and reproduction
The innate drive of bees to survive and reproduce.
Animals that prey on bees, such as birds, wasps, and spiders.
Natural predators management
Techniques used to manage natural predators of bees, such as birds and other insects.
A treatment for bee diseases or pests that uses natural ingredients.
Natural resinous substance
A substance produced by plants that is collected by bees and used to make propolis, which has antimicrobial properties.
Natural resource conservation efforts
The efforts made by bees to conserve resources within the hive.
Natural resource management
The management of resources within the hive by bees.
The process by which a colony splits and forms a new one.
Natural swarming behavior
The instinctual behavior of bees to split the colony and form a new one.
The ability of bees to find their way back to the hive using visual and olfactory cues.
A sweet liquid produced by flowers that bees collect and use to make honey.
The process of bees gathering nectar from flowers and storing it in their honey stomachs.
The period when flowers produce nectar, which bees collect and turn into honey.
Nectar flow management
The process of ensuring a consistent supply of nectar for bees to collect.
The process by which bees collect nectar from flowers to bring back to the hive.
Nectar ripening area
The area within the hive where bees store and ripen nectar into honey.
The process by which plants produce nectar, which is collected by bees to make honey.
Plants that produce nectar, which bees collect and use to make honey.
Nectar source identification
The process of identifying the plants from which bees are collecting nectar, which can affect the flavor and quality of honey.
Nectar source location
The identification and utilization of sources of nectar by bees.
The ability of bees to recognize and distinguish between members of their own colony.
Nest site selection
The process by which bees choose a location to build their hive.
The functioning of the nervous system in bees.
Surfaces that do not react with honey or other bee products, such as stainless steel or glass.
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
A technique used to analyze the chemical composition of honey by measuring the magnetic properties of its molecules.
Complaints from neighbors or others about activities that may be considered a nuisance, such as beekeeping.
Nuisance complaints from neighbors about bees
Complaints from neighbors or others about the presence of bees and their potential impact on the surrounding area.
Nuisance complaints resolution
The process of addressing and resolving complaints from neighbors or others about beekeeping activities.
Regulations governing activities that may be considered a nuisance to others, such as beekeeping in residential areas.
The mating flight of the queen bee with multiple drones.
Nurse bee caretakers
Worker bees responsible for feeding and caring for the brood.
Worker bees responsible for caring for the brood and maintaining the hive.
The presence and accessibility of essential nutrients for bees, such as pollen and nectar.
Nutritional content differences
Variations in the nutritional content of bee products based on factors such as the type of flower the bees collected from.
The amount of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, found in bee products.