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Bees and wasps A-Z

Beeswax   A substance produced by glands in the abdomens of honeybees and used to construct cells in the nest. 

Bumblebee   A fluffy black and yellow bee. The movement of its flight muscles makes a loud buzzing sound. Bumblebees form small colonies in burrows or piles of grass. 

Carpenter bee   A large, solitary bee that tunnels into dead wood to build its nest.

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