is a type of label: a piece of printed paper, plastic, vinyl, or other material with pressure sensitive adhesive on one side. They can be used for decoration or for functional purposes, depending on the situation.
Stickers can come in many different shapes and sizes and also vary widely in colour and design. They are often adhered to items such as lunchboxes, paper, lockers, notebooks, walls, cars, windows, and so on. Temporary name tags for example are frequently stickers.
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea and are presently considered a clade, called Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
Some species including honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees live socially in colonies. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae. Bee pollination is important both ecologically and commercially; the decline in wild bees has increased the value of pollination by commercially managed hives of honey bees.
Bees range in size from tiny stingless bee species whose workers are less than 2 millimetres (0.08 in) long, to Megachile pluto, the largest species of leafcutter bee, whose females can attain a length of 39 millimetres (1.54 in). The most common bees in the Northern Hemisphere are the Halictidae, or sweat bees, but they are small and often mistaken for wasps or flies. Vertebrate predators of bees include birds such as bee-eaters; insect predators include beewolves and dragonflies.
Human beekeeping or apiculture has been practised for millennia, since at least the times of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. Apart from honey and pollination, honey bees produce beeswax, royal jellyand propolis. Bees have appeared in mythology and folklore, through all phases of art and literature, from ancient times to the present day, though primarily focused in the Northern Hemisphere, where beekeeping is far more common.
From Middle English nere, ner, from Old English nēar ("nearer", comparative of nēah, "nigh"), influenced by Old Norse nǣr ("near"), both originating from Proto-Germanic *nēhwiz ("nearer"), comparative of the adverb *nēhw ("near"). Cognate with Old Frisian niār ("nearer"), Dutch naar ("to, towards"), Old High German nāhōr("nearer"), Danish nær ("near, close"), Norwegian nær ("near, close") Swedish nära ("near, close"). See also nigh.
Notesː near appears to be derived from (or at the very least influenced by) the North Germanic languages, confer Danish nær ("near, close"), Norwegian nær ("near, close") Swedish nära ("near, close"), and nigh from the West Germanic ones, confer Dutch na ("close, near"), German nah ("close, near, nearby"), Luxembourgish no("nearby, near, close"). Both, however, are ultimately derived from the same Proto-Germanic root *nēhw ("near, close").
Playa del Confital (Confital Beach), southwest of the peninsula of La Isleta (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), is a natural extension of Las Canteras Beach. The area normally suitable for swimming covers about two kilometers (1.2 miles), but the coastal strip is much greater. It consists of panels of rock with a layer of gravel at the end of them. Until some years ago, the beach was home to a small shanty town, which was eradicated; the land of the Confital went back to being public. Ensuing works proved controversial, as some environmental organizations and the residents of the city questioned the legality of the proceedings. The waves arriving at the beach are highly thought of by amateur and professional surfers, some of whom consider the Confital as having one of the best right waves in Europe. Here, the ocean currents form a tube that is used by more experienced surfers for its speed and strong contrasts. Each year, qualifying events for the professional world surfing championship take place on this beach.