A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BEE

Tue, 21 May '24
Wax producer
Tue, 14 May '24
Hum bug?
Sun, 12 May '24
Frequent antagonist of Winnie-the-Pooh
Sun, 28 Apr '24
Pollen carrier
Tue, 2 Apr '24
Drone, e.g.
Sun, 10 Mar '24
Queen ___
Wed, 22 Nov '23
Busyness representative?
Fri, 20 Oct '23
Stingy sort?
Sun, 27 Aug '23
Second picture in an alphabet book, maybe
Wed, 23 Aug '23
Source of some wax
Mon, 7 Aug '23
"Busy" buzzer
Wed, 28 Jun '23
With 62-Across, persistent little obsession
Sat, 24 Jun '23
Something that needs a spell checker?
Wed, 17 May '23
Stinger
Wed, 3 May '23
"Full Frontal" host Samantha
Sun, 12 Mar '23
Buzzer
Mon, 27 Feb '23
Insect whose name sounds like a letter of the alphabet
Sat, 4 Feb '23
Daily newspaper in Sacramento, Calif.
Tue, 27 Dec '22
Helpful pollinator
Sun, 27 Nov '22
Worker with wax
Sun, 11 Sep '22
Worker with a comb
Thu, 18 Aug '22
Common creature in rebus puzzles
Mon, 15 Aug '22
"Busy" insect
Fri, 29 Jul '22
What 7-Down is pig Latin for
Tue, 26 Jul '22
Symbol of busyness
Thu, 12 May '22
Where one might sit for a spell?
Thu, 9 Dec '21
See 34-Down
Thu, 21 Oct '21
Busy one
Mon, 27 Sep '21
"Busy" insect
Tue, 31 Aug '21
Proverbial symbol of busyness
Wed, 4 Aug '21
Busy body?
Wed, 9 Jun '21
Prey of a murder hornet
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Spelling ___
Thu, 25 Feb '21
Unfortunate occasion for a spelling error