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- Africanized bee : Hybrids of the African honey bee, Apis mellifera scutellata, with various European honey bees.
- Apple (tree) : Pomaceous fruit of an apple tree, species Malus domestica, family Rosaceae.
- Beekeeping : The management and maintenance of colonies of honeybees.
- Beetle : Beetles are insects that have elytra, which are modified fore wings that are hard and shell-like and protect the hind wings.
- Bee : Flying insects of the order hymenoptera, closely related to wasps and ants.
- Biodiversity : The study of the range of life forms in a given ecosystem.
- Buckwheat : Plants in two genera of the dicot family Polygonaceae: the Eurasian genus Fagopyrum, and the North American genus Eriogonum, called a pseudocereal to emphasize that it is not related to wheat.
- Carpenter bee : Large, hairy, pollinating bees distributed worldwide with 500 species in 31 subgenera.
- Chicory : The edible perennial herb Cichorium intybus
- Cotton : Crop widely used for production of clothing fabric.
- Disease : A condition of the body in which one or more of its components fail to operate properly, resulting in disability, pain or other forms of suffering, or behavioral aberrations.
- Drosophila : Flies of the family Drosophilidae, having larvae that feed on ripening or fermenting fruits and vegetables, especially the common species Drosophila melanogaster, often used in genetic research.
- Food and Agriculture Organization : A policy, technical, and operational agency, under the auspices of the United Nations, which deals with agriculture, fisheries and forestry, as well as humanitarian relief of hunger
- Greenhouse : aka hothouse, glasshouse, conservatory - indoor or outdoor rooms, or a free-standing building, designed to maintain stable levels of light, warmth and humidity. Compare shadehouse.
- Halictidae : Family of small to midsize bees (in Hymenoptera) which are usually dark-colored and often metallic in appearance.
- Heterotaxis : A genus of orchids formed by a group of about fourteen large epiphytic neotropical species of small flowers, which previously were considered part of genus Maxillaria.
- Insecticide : A pesticide used against insects, in agriculture, medicine, industry and the household.
- Insect : One of numerous small arthropod animals with six legs, an exoskeleton that grows by molting, and oftentimes wings.
- Leptotes (orchid) : A genus of orchids formed by nine small species that exist primarily in the dry jungles of South and Southeast Brazil.
- Monoculture : A technique, primarily used in agriculture or silviculture (forestry), used as a means of increasing the efficiency of human actions.
- Orchid : Any plant classified under Orchidaceae, one of the largest plant families and the largest among Monocotyledons.
- Pollenizer : The plant that provides pollen for pollination of another plant
- Pollen : Fine to coarse powder consisting of microgametophytes, which produce the male gametes of seed plants.
- Pollination management : Horticultural practices that accomplish or enhance pollination of a crop, to improve yield or quality, by understanding of the particular crop's pollination needs, and by knowledgeable management of pollenizers, pollinators, and pollination conditions.
- Pollination : Process by which pollen is transferred in plants from the male reproductive organ (stamen or staminate cone) to the female reproductive organ (pistil or pistillate cone), thereby enabling fertilisation and sexual reproduction.
- Pollinator decline : The reduction in abundance of pollinators in many ecosystems worldwide.
- Protein : A polymer of amino acids; basic building block of living systems.
- Ultraviolet : The part of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible light and X-ray regions
- United Nations : An international organization that was founded in 1945 with the mission of preventing international war, protecting human rights, supporting social progress and justice, and helping with economic progress.