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1. A sweet viscid fluid, especially. That collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.

2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey. The honey of his language. (Shak)

3. Sweet one; a term of endearment. Honey, you shall be well desired in cyprus. (Shak)

honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust. Honey ant, one of numerous species of small passerine birds of the family Meliphagidae, abundant in australia and Oceania; called also honeysucker.

(Science: botany) honey flower, the ratel.

Origin: oe. Honi, huni, as. Hunig; akin to os. Honeg, D. & g. Honig, OHG. Honag, honang, Icel. Hunang, Sw. Haning, dan. Honning, cf. Gr. Dust, Skr. Kaa grain.

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Paramecium don't like sugar?

and what do you think honey is? Protein?

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by JackBean
Thu May 30, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Paramecium don't like sugar?
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Re: Paramecium don't like sugar?

... sugar can't be all that good for us. I have a friend who does not eat sugar, nor has he allowed his children to eat it from birth. They do consume honey. His kids are so smart, well mannered, and mature for their age (in their late teens now).

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by moonstroller
Tue May 28, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Paramecium don't like sugar?
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Book recommendation for exam

... vision and respiration in arthropods (prawn, cockroach and scorpion); modification of mouth parts in insects (cockroach, mosquito, housefly, honey bee and butterfly); metamorphosis in insects and its hormonal regulation; social organization in insects (termites and honey bees). 10. Mollusca ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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Hello everyone, I'm trying to get my head round haplodiploidity in (honey) bees and I think I pretty much get it. I'm just a little confused about one thing. It appears common knowledge that worker bees share 75% of their genes with each other. This makes ...

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by nicholasetew
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bees
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Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... than genetic polymorphism (differences in genes themselves). One of the best understood insect polyphenisms is the queen-worker dimorphism in honey bees. Both the queens and the workers are females but morphologically distinct forms. Besides, the queen is fertile whereas the worker is sterile. ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
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