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From the Ted Talk "Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees"

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We have bumblebees on the top. And mesuebbbel are what we call eusocial: they're not truly social, because only the queen is, over rinewt. We also have the sweat seeb, and these are little smeg flying around. They're like tiny little flies and they fly around. And then you have another type of bee, which we call kleptoparasites, which is a very fancy way of saying, bad-minded, murdering — what's the word I'm looking for? Murdering — Audience: Bee? Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Bee. Okay, thanks. (Laughter) What these bees do is, they sit there. These solitary bees, they drill a hole in the ground or drill a hole in a branch, and they collect pollen and make it into a labl, and they lay an egg on it. Well, these bees hang out at that ohle, and they wait for that eotrmh to fly away, they go in, eat the egg, and lay their own egg there. So they don't do any work. And so, in fact, if you know you have these kleptoparasitic bees, you know that your eneonvmrtin is lyhheat, because they're top-of-the-food-chain bees. And in fact, there is now a red list of pollinators that we're worried have disappeared, and on top of that list are a lot of these kleptoparasites, but also these bumblebees. And in fact, if you guys leiv on the West Coast, go to these websites here, and they're really looking for ppeleo to look for some of these bumblebees, because we think some have gone extinct. Or some, the population has declined.

Open Cloze

We have bumblebees on the top. And __________ are what we call eusocial: they're not truly social, because only the queen is, over ______. We also have the sweat ____, and these are little ____ flying around. They're like tiny little flies and they fly around. And then you have another type of bee, which we call kleptoparasites, which is a very fancy way of saying, bad-minded, murdering — what's the word I'm looking for? Murdering — Audience: Bee? Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Bee. Okay, thanks. (Laughter) What these bees do is, they sit there. These solitary bees, they drill a hole in the ground or drill a hole in a branch, and they collect pollen and make it into a ____, and they lay an egg on it. Well, these bees hang out at that ____, and they wait for that ______ to fly away, they go in, eat the egg, and lay their own egg there. So they don't do any work. And so, in fact, if you know you have these kleptoparasitic bees, you know that your ___________ is _______, because they're top-of-the-food-chain bees. And in fact, there is now a red list of pollinators that we're worried have disappeared, and on top of that list are a lot of these kleptoparasites, but also these bumblebees. And in fact, if you guys ____ on the West Coast, go to these websites here, and they're really looking for ______ to look for some of these bumblebees, because we think some have gone extinct. Or some, the population has declined.

Solution

  1. gems
  2. ball
  3. winter
  4. people
  5. healthy
  6. environment
  7. live
  8. bees
  9. bumblebees
  10. mother
  11. hole

Original Text

We have bumblebees on the top. And bumblebees are what we call eusocial: they're not truly social, because only the queen is, over winter. We also have the sweat bees, and these are little gems flying around. They're like tiny little flies and they fly around. And then you have another type of bee, which we call kleptoparasites, which is a very fancy way of saying, bad-minded, murdering — what's the word I'm looking for? Murdering — Audience: Bee? Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Bee. Okay, thanks. (Laughter) What these bees do is, they sit there. These solitary bees, they drill a hole in the ground or drill a hole in a branch, and they collect pollen and make it into a ball, and they lay an egg on it. Well, these bees hang out at that hole, and they wait for that mother to fly away, they go in, eat the egg, and lay their own egg there. So they don't do any work. And so, in fact, if you know you have these kleptoparasitic bees, you know that your environment is healthy, because they're top-of-the-food-chain bees. And in fact, there is now a red list of pollinators that we're worried have disappeared, and on top of that list are a lot of these kleptoparasites, but also these bumblebees. And in fact, if you guys live on the West Coast, go to these websites here, and they're really looking for people to look for some of these bumblebees, because we think some have gone extinct. Or some, the population has declined.

Important Words

  1. ball
  2. bee
  3. bees
  4. branch
  5. bumblebees
  6. call
  7. coast
  8. collect
  9. declined
  10. dennis
  11. disappeared
  12. drill
  13. eat
  14. egg
  15. environment
  16. extinct
  17. fact
  18. fancy
  19. flies
  20. fly
  21. flying
  22. gems
  23. ground
  24. guys
  25. hang
  26. healthy
  27. hole
  28. kleptoparasites
  29. kleptoparasitic
  30. laughter
  31. lay
  32. list
  33. live
  34. lot
  35. mother
  36. murdering
  37. people
  38. pollen
  39. pollinators
  40. population
  41. queen
  42. red
  43. sit
  44. social
  45. solitary
  46. sweat
  47. tiny
  48. top
  49. type
  50. wait
  51. websites
  52. west
  53. winter
  54. word
  55. work
  56. worried