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You might owe them an apology,
The saxophone can be a key,
I'm looking for a specific word,
It has one of the world's smallest turds.

If you find one, leave it be,
Feeding the world keeps it busy,
You can catch more flys with honey,
Steal their own and make your money..

Five syllables, and one short word,
Yes, my puzzle has a turd (ignore),
So timeless they have their own Latin root,
We study them, that we may have fruit.

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    $\begingroup$ This sounds interesting! It makes me hungry except for the, you know, turd stuff. :) $\endgroup$ – Gerald Patriowski Jul 15 '16 at 3:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Gerald Patriowski, Good luck. Well, I guess it's part of the cycle of life! $\endgroup$ – John Jul 15 '16 at 3:39
  • $\begingroup$ Sounds like fishing to me $\endgroup$ – Avigrail Jul 15 '16 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Avigrail, I hope not, but we'll see. Hopefully some of the puzzlers have access to Google. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 15 '16 at 13:40
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The five-syllable word is

Apiology

This definitely relates to

Honey bees or other pollinators.

You might owe them an apology,

We think of bees as annoying, but their role is critical.

The saxophone can be a key,

The key of many saxophones is B-flat (thanks, @Arth)

I'm looking for a specific word,

Not sure here, perhaps Apoidea which is the taxonomic superfamily to which bees belong.
Apiology

It has one of the world's smallest turds.

Maybe the "po" part of that word is like a really small "poo".
Bees are small things.

If you find one, leave it be,

Don't mess with the bee.

Feeding the world keeps it busy,

Bees pollinate many flowering plants that we depend on for food.

You can catch more flys with honey,

Many bees make honey.

Steal their own and make your money..

Totally happens all the time.

Five syllables, and one short word,

Apiology has 5 syllables and is relatively short.

Yes, my puzzle has a turd (ignore),

Ignored, as directed.

So timeless they have their own Latin root,

Apiology is from the Latin api = bee.

We study them, that we may have fruit.

Understanding bees and their behavior/diseases is crucial to getting fruit, since bees must pollinate most fruit trees/plants.

And the question's title:

Busy as a bee!

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  • $\begingroup$ Bang. So can you go a little further and find the 5 syllable word? $\endgroup$ – John Jul 15 '16 at 14:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Dan_Russell, I think 'Apoidea' is only 4 syllables. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 15 '16 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ @John I think it's pronounced Ah-poe-ih-day-uh, but it sounds like it's not the one you're looking for. It also doesn't seem to match the turd and sax clues. $\endgroup$ – Dan Russell Jul 15 '16 at 14:50
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    $\begingroup$ @John, aha, got it! Apiology! Very close to apology! $\endgroup$ – Arth Jul 15 '16 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Arth, Bang. So, any suggestions on the puzzle welcome. It was solved relatively quick I'd say though. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 15 '16 at 15:07

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