Definition of bee louse in English:
A minute fly which is a parasite of honeybees, the larvae feeding on wax and stored pollen.
- Braula coeca, family Braulidae
- Honey production by strong colonies infested with bee lice appears to be little affected.
- This is very good news, because bee lice have decimated wild bee populations around here, and this swarm may be a sign of recovery of the local population.
- This mite is often confused with the bee louse, but the bee louse has only six legs, is more circular in shape, and is slightly larger.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan