(n.) An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family Apidae (the honeybees), or family Andrenidae (the solitary bees.) See Honeybee.
(n.) A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee.
(n.) Pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through; -- called also bee blocks.
(1) Urban hives boom could be 'bad for bees' What happened: Two professors from a University of Sussex laboratory are urging wannabe-urban beekeepers to consider planting more flowers instead of taking up the increasingly popular hobby.
(2) The mean of the total daily energy intake was 104% of basal energy expenditure (BEE), and 70% of patients lost their weight.
(3) The hypothesis that metabolic rate, as well as foraging and recruiting activities, depend on the motivational state of the foraging bee determined by the reward at the food source is discussed.
(4) The public must have confidence that the government is doing all it can to safeguard Britain's threatened bees.
(5) We used two experimental paradigms inspired by developmental biology to study how bees obtain information on changing colony needs that results in precocious foraging.
(6) Differential and sucrose gradient centrifugation of honey bee thoraces, disrupted by gentle methods and using mannitol-triethanolamine-EDTA buffer at pH 6.5, showed that in the honey bee thorax 92-94.8% of the trehalase was mitochondrial.
(7) Pure honey bee cytochrome c was isolated from workers and used to produce antibodies in rabbits.
(8) In contrast, the bee-venom toxin melittin, which is also cytolytic, increased intracellular cyclic AMP in whole cells, but inhibited adenylate cyclase in isolated membranes.
(9) In subsequent dual-choice tests, the bees' discrimination between the various shapes was measured.
(10) The typical synanthropic species Glycyphagus domesticus is totally absent from dwellings but occurs in 90% of honey-bee hives.
(11) Under in vitro inhibition of alpha-glucosidasic activity by glucose in hemolymph of Bee prenymphas, the reaction order (n) (predetermined according to the initial natural glycemia) decreases with increasing inhibitor concentration and the affinity constant between enzyme and substrate undergoes lower variations than in other cases where (n) does not change.
(12) Using 5' deletion assay, we found three basal expression elements (BEE) in the BiP670.
(13) Honey bee mitochondrial trehalase was significantly activated by Lubrol WX treatment (30.0-fold), by high pH treatment (20.8-fold), and by a treatment consisting of 10 passes through a French press (37.9-fold) but not by the other treatments tried (salt, proteases, Waring blender, and sonication), despite the fact that these treatments also disrupted the mitochondria significantly.
(14) Also, the clinical pattern and treatment of the acute renal failure secondary to bee stings are discussed.
(15) Though the starlings looked like a dark swarm of bees, they had two inky blobs in their midst, for they had acquired a pair of crow interlopers.
(16) What the study shows is that "the spillover for bees is turning into [a] boilover," said University of Illinois entomology professor May Berenbaum, who wasn't part of the study.
(17) Now I’ve got this bee in my bonnet and want to tell people “Roast it whole until the skin’s soft, take it out of the Aga, cool it a bit and it will be just lovely”.
(18) Fifty nine patients (30%) with RXN3 responses to wasps failed to react to either test, while this applied to only 19 (6%) of the patients with RXN3 responses to bee stings.
(19) On returning to the courtyard you can take an optional loop through the bee and butterfly wildflower meadow – the start of the path is just behind the engine shed building.
(20) In short, SBP rise during TI and DBP rise during BEE may be the markers of an enhanced cardiovascular reactivity of hypertensive subjects.
(n.) A large, strong wasp. The European species (Vespa crabro) is of a dark brown and yellow color. It is very pugnacious, and its sting is very severe. Its nest is constructed of a paperlike material, and the layers of comb are hung together by columns. The American white-faced hornet (V. maculata) is larger and has similar habits.
(1) Moderate to severe SRs were equally likely after stings of yellow jacket, white-faced hornet, and yellow hornet (65%), honeybee (67%), or wasp (70%), although historical SRs were reported more often after stings of yellow jacket, white-faced hornet, or yellow hornet (30%) than after honeybee (19%) or wasp (14%) stings.
(2) Josh King restored the lead moments after coming off the substitutes’ bench, but the Hornets levelled for a second time through Isaac Success three minutes later.
(3) The hornet investigated is the one ubiquitous in Israel - Vespa orientalis.
(4) We usually only hear scary stories about invaders such as the Asian hornet , a lethal predator of honeybees.
(5) Nine cats were given an intravenous injection of the Oriental hornet (Vespa orientalis, Vespinae; Hymenoptera) venom sac extract (VSE) and seven cats had the same VSE administered as eye drops.
(6) And when the US president pokes his finger in this one, it is a hornets nest.” Shen Dingli, a prominent Chinese foreign policy expert from Shanghai’s Fudan University, told the New York Times such behaviour from Trump could not be tolerated once he reached the White House.
(7) The hepatotoxic effect of venom sac extract (VSE) of the Oriental hornet has already been demonstrated using the well-known models of experimental toxicology: in vivo, isolated in situ and in vitro.
(8) The Hornets wish all three men well for their future careers.” Jokanovic also sent a message to Watford following confirmation of his departure.
(9) The allergic reactions are mediated by IgE antibodies directed at constituents in honeybee, yellow jacket, hornet, and wasp venoms.
(10) Anti-bald face hornet venom serum suppressed the activity of phospholipase A2 present in the four insect venoms with the inhibitory effect decreasing in the order: bald face hornet greater than yellow hornet greater than yellow jacket greater than honeybee.
(11) SDS-PAGE data demonstrate that the venom of young hornets contains a unique component (82 kD), nonexistent in adult venom.
(12) The European hornet, Vespa crabro, is a very large insect native to much of Europe and Asia and introduced into eastern North America.
(13) A combination of immunoelectrophoresis and immunodiffusion techniques gave indication of common antigenic sites in a component of yellow hornet venom and a component of bald face hornet venom.
(14) Venom sac extract from young hornet workers had the same influence on the blood pressure, did not affect thermoregulation and the effect on the auditory and somato sensory pathways were less consistent.
(15) In the hornet nest of the species Vespa orientalis, there is transmission of information by acoustic means between the larvae and the adults.
(16) An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed that could measure titres of human IgG antibodies to five different venoms (honeybee, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, white-faced hornet, and wasp), and to honeybee phospholipase A.
(17) Look to recent coverage: "Hornet's Nest" declares this week's Economist; "The Ally from Hell" proclaims the Atlantic.
(18) Venom from young and adult hornets inhibit protein synthesis in human lymphocytes and platelets, but does not affect the synthesis of DNA and RNA.
(19) The Sheffield-Batley game is the last of a triple-header that begins with the very local rivalry between Leigh Miners and Wigan St Patrick's, two of British rugby league's most prolific junior nurseries, in the amateur Challenge Trophy final, and is followed by another pair of neighbours, Oldham and Rochdale Hornets, bidding to secure promotion to the Championship with the North Wales Crusaders, who were crowned the Kingstone Press Club of the Year on Thursday.
(20) The Hornets, who went into the last international break with the charismatic Italian Beppe Sannino still in charge, are now set to end this one six weeks later under the control of his third replacement.