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Descriptor English: Bees
Descriptor Spanish: Abejas
Descriptor Portuguese: Abelhas
Descriptor French: Abeilles
Entry term(s): Api
Apidae
Apis
Apis mellifera
Bee
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.875.387
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001516
Scope note: Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food.
Annotation: does not include WASPS; for stings, coordinate IM with INSECT BITES AND STINGS (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Apis mellifica DeCS
Honey MeSH
Propolis MeSH
DeCS ID: 1535
Unique ID: D001516
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Bees - Preferred
Concept UI M0002276
Scope note Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food.
Preferred term Bees
Entry term(s) Bee
Apis - Narrower
Concept UI M0002277
Scope note A genus of honeybees.
Preferred term Apis
Entry term(s) Api
Apis mellifera
Apidae - Narrower
Concept UI M0002278
Scope note Family of honeybees and bumblebees.
Preferred term Apidae



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