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1 New Material - not in your book Section VII A BeeKeeping

2 Information Sources The Internet

3 Books The Hive and the Honey Bee (Edited by Roy Grout) ABC and XYZ of Bee Keeping (A. I. Root) The Biology of the Honey Bee (Mark Winston)

4 Bee Hives in Woodland situation

5 Honey bees Can be kept In urban environments

6 Honey Bee Hives and Beekeepers

7 Bee Comb on Limb

8 Colony Organization

9 Honey bee Colony Consists of one Queen

10 Honey Bee Colony May have several Hundred Drones (in Summer)

11 Honey Bee Colony May have 10,000 To 80,000 Workers

12 Workers do all work of hive including Nurse bees for young Make Royal Jelly Care of queen (the court) Wax makers Environmental maintenance Nectar receivers and processors Nectar and pollen collectors Guard bees

13 Various stages of bee development Note pollen in bottom of cells

14 Wax cells used to: Raise Brood (workers) Store honey Store pollen Temporarily store water

15 Honey Bee Emerging From cell

16 Queen Cell

17 Importance of Beekeeping Honey bees brought to America By Puritans – only source of sweetner

18 Importance Honey production.

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20 Honey as a Health Food

21 Mead - Drink of the Gods ftp://ftp.stanford.edu/pub/clubs/homebrew/mead/recipes

22 Importance Honey production. Beeswax production

23 Bees Wax Candles Bees wax also used In Art Many other things

24 Importance Honey production. Beeswax production Pollen sales

25 Bee pollen 35 % protein 55 % carbohydrate 2% fatty acids 3% minerals and vitamins High in Vitamins A, B, C and E Claimed to improve Immune system

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27 Importance Honey production. Beeswax production Pollen sales Propolis

28 Health Claims for Propolis Fight many diseases Regulate blood cells that clump together--may help reduce strokes Control free radicals Prevent damage caused by heavy metals such as lead and mercury Enhance immune system Promote healing Reduce pain, inflammation, and fever Act as an antibiotic Speeds cell growth Stimulate cells that destroy invading organisms Reduces Skin irritations Helps heal Cuts and burns Treatment for Psoriasis, eczema and Acne Enhances Absorption of certain nutrients

29 Propolis Website

30 Importance Honey production. Beeswax production Pollen sales Pollination

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32 Importance of Pollination (Without insect pollination, many of our current food crops could not be produced, at least at commercial levels)

33 Crops Dependent on Insect Pollination Apple Apricot Blackberry Blueberry Lemon Olive Peach Pear Persimmon Prune Plum Raspberry Cucumber Eggplant Muskmelon Pumpkin Kudzu Clover Coffee Tea Cashew Tangerine Oranges Cranberry Grapefruit Quince Tangelo Cowpea Pepper Squash

34 Honey bees produce millions of dollars Worth of Honey annually Pollination of crops valued at 75 times The value of honey production

35 Queen Production How do you produce Queens for sale (only one per colony)

36 Rearing of honey bee queens

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38 Artificial insemination of queen honey bee

39 Propolis Website

40 Equipment for bees

41 Hive.

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43 Equipment for bees Hive. Bottom Board

44 Equipment for bees Hive. Bottom Board Hive body

45 Equipment for bees Hive. Bottom Board Hive body Deep

46 Equipment for bees Hive. Bottom Board Hive body Deep Shallow

47 Equipment for bees Hive. Bottom Board Hive body Deep Shallow Supers.

48 Frames.

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50 Foundation

51 Frames. Foundation Inner cover

52 Frames. Foundation Inner cover Telescoping outer cover.

53 Frames. Foundation Inner cover Telescoping outer cover. Equipment for you.

54 Hat

55 Veil

56 Overalls ??

57 Veil Overalls Gloves

58 Veil Overalls Gloves Smokers

59 Veil Overalls Gloves Smokers Hive tool.

60 Veil Overalls Gloves Smokers Hive tool. How to obtain bees or equipment

61 Capture a swarm of bees

62 Best to buy bees, a queen And Equipment from a bee Supply company

63 Beekeeping supplies and bee Producing companies are: Mostly a southern industry

64 a. Mostly a southern industry Walter T. Kelly Co. Clarkson, Kentucky 42726

65 a. Mostly a southern industry Walter T. Kelly Co. Clarkson, Kentucky Dadant and Sons Hamilton, Illinois 62341

66 a. Mostly a southern industry Walter T. Kelly Co. Clarkson, Kentucky Weaver and Sons Sarasota, Texas Bees by the pound (packages)

67 Mostly a southern industry Walter T. Kelly Co. Clarkson, Kentucky Dadant and Sons Hamilton, Illinois Bees by the pound (packages) Queens

68 Mostly a southern industry (Walter T. Kelly Co. Clarkson, Kentucky Dadant and Sons Hamilton, Illinois Bees by the pound (packages) Queens Caucasian. Italian, German strains


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