i <3 bees
Soooo….. he’s not an organic beekeeper – but he does go through some useful explanations of basic beekeeping tools. Just disregard the part about plastic vs. wax…. bees can make their own foundations!
“This is how bees ‘vote;’ they dance themselves into a consensus.”
-Why Honey Bees Are Better Politicians Than Humans (NPR.org)
How To Treat A Bee Sting With LEMON!
“I’m used to seeing varying colors of honey based on what’s in bloom at any given time, but I’ve never been struck before at how beautiful the different shades of pollen on a single frame can be.” -hive-mind.com
BEEKEEPING MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Study a hive of bees. Remove the combs. Find the queen. Figure the amount of the brood, number of queen cells. figure the amount of honey in the hive.
2. Show the differences among the drones, workers, eggs, larvas, and pupae at different stages. Tell the differences among honey, wax, pollen, and propolis. Tell how bees make honey. Tell where wax comes from. Explain the part played in the life of the hive by the queen, the drones and the workers.
3. Hive a swarm or divide at least one colony. Explain how a hive is made.
4. Put foundations in sections or frames. Fill supers with frames or sections. Take off filled frames or sections. Take off filled supers from the hive. Fix the honey for market.
5. Write in not more than 200 words how and why the honeybee is used in pollinating farm crops. Name five crops in your area pollinated by honeybees.
Created: 1956 / Discontinued: 1995
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