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1 Honey Bee Project! Take Two…

2 Honey Bee Background 1500 B.C. – early signs of Beekeeping Important Terms: Beekeeping Tools: 1568 – discovered bees could raise a queen from young larva 1586 – queen described as mother of the hive drones showed as male bees showed that nectar did not fall from the sky importance bees have in pollination showed discovered that all workers are female

3 Important Terms Dro ne: Brood: a number of young produced or hatched at one time Drone: A lazy male honey bee Worker: Female honey bees who take care of the hive Queen: mother of the hive Propolis: A reddish resinous cement collected by bees from the buds of tree Swarm: honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony. Overwinter: The bees ability of survive the winter

4 Not all Bees are the Same Bumble Bee: Social insects that have black and yellow body hairs, often in bands. Do not store honey, but feed on nectar and pollen. Live in small nests (50). Different Breeds of Honey Bees: Different Types of Bee Hives: Apis Mellifera Hornet: They make hive and comb out of chewed tree bark. Feed on other insects. Honey Bee: Any bee that stores and collects honey.(Apis Mellifera)

5 Honey Bee Breeds and Hives Carniolan Honey Bee + Originates in Slovenia + Over winters well + Less susceptible to brood disease + Rapid build up in early spring Italian Honey Bees + General purpose bee + Easy to locate queen + Wonderful Forager + Resistant to European Foul Brood Langstroth Hive + Invented in 1850 by Rev. L.L. Langstroth + Start of industrial beekeeping + Rectangular hive, movable frames, spaced specifically for honey bees Top Bar Hive + Developed in Greece thousands of years ago + Inexpensive + Natural size cells

6 Buildi ng the Hive K e e pi n g B e e s in a T o p B ar Hi v e th at I b ui lt. I plan to discover the structure of a hive, and the Building the Hive

7 Bringing the Bees Home Keepin g Bees in a Top Bar Hive that I built. I plan to discover the structur e of a hive, and the

8 Next Step Once Every Two Weeks Take picture of front and back of each frame Use Photo Shop to analyze the data Take a picture of the front and back of each frame Every Day Use Kestrel to get weather conditions Rate the bees activity on a scale of 1-5 Rate the bees activity on a scale of 1-5 Rate the bees activity on a scale of 1-5 My Senior Year Analyze data Write up report

9 Thesis Statement More brood then honey Brood kept in middle of hive More active on sunny days

10 Why Should We Care About Bees? What Dieses Effect Honey Bees? Wh at is the Diff ere nce Bet wee n Nat ural and Con troll ed Hive s? Bees in general are the largest source of pollinat ors Honey Bees are responsible for pollinating about 92 crops in the US The value of honey bees to American agriculture is 15 billion dollars a year Dan ger s to Hon ey Bee s

11 Outro This is an ongoing project Threats to My Project Swarming Varroa Mites Other Animals Bee Stings Not getting enough data Threats to Honey Bees Wax Moths Bears Argentine Ants Varroa Mites Varroa Mite Wax Moths Argentine Ants Swarm

12 Sources Bessin, Ric. "Varroa Mites Infesting Honey Bee Colonies." Univercity of Kentucky. Univercity of Kentucky, 00/oct/2001. Web. 12 May " Bees in The Ecosystem." American Museum of Natural History. Museum of Natural History, 00/000/1998. Web. 12 May "The Role of Bees in the Ecosystem." 5MinMedia: Web. 12 May Imirie, George. "History of Honey Bees." George's Pink Pages. N.p., 00/Dec/2000. Web. 12 May "Types of Honey Bee Breeds." BeekeepingStarterKit.com. BeekeepingStarterKit.com, n.d. Web. 12 May Chandler, P.J. The Barefoot Beekeeper. 3rd ed. Lexington, KY: Print.


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