It’s the name of the game! There’s a lovely picture of an apple flower on this blog post – of someone else revising last year for the module 2. I’ve been revising pollination at night and then have come up to my computer to write out the questions and answer them! I need to get… Continue reading Pollination
Granulation is a natural process as honey is an over-saturated solution of sugar. The two main sugars in honey are Fructose at 38-40% and Glucose at 35-38% The glucose crystalises due to its lower solubility. This means that OSR honey which crystalises very quickly will have a higher glucose content than other honeys that are… Continue reading How does honey granulate?
I’ve collected up some temperatures and made a list of them Temperature ‘C What <4 Store sections and cut comb less than 4.5 Granulation stops 10 Slow granulation runny honey 62-64 Wax melts 71-72 Flash heat pasteurisation 85 Wax discolours 100 Enzyme breakdown 242-250 Flashpoint of wax
Types of queen excluder and advantages/disadvantages of each (9 marks) When can they be used? Advantages Disadvantages Plastic flat Clean with washing soda Need large tray to soak it in Bends very easily, can ping bees. Easier to squash bees as flat to hive top Metal perforated flat Scorch with blowlamp. Can be done quickly… Continue reading Types of queen excluder
Hive type Brood Frames Ratio Lugs Cells WBC 10 1 Long 45000 National 11 1.1 Long 55000 Smith 11 1.1 Short 55000 Nat 14×12 11 1.7? Long 80300 Commercial 11 1.5 short 70625 Langstroth 10 1.3 Short 61000 Dadant 11 1.8 Short 85000 Nat+ super 22 1.7 Long 80000 Nat double 22 2.2 Long 110000… Continue reading Hives frames and ratios
From 22nd March 2014 There are 10 starter questions at the beginning of each exam to get your into thinking about bees. They require very short answers. Hive that uses BS frames with short lugs Smith. One type of clearer board rhombus board Queen found in a cast Virgin queen HIves are wrapped in netting… Continue reading Module 1 – past exam question
I have paid for 2 module exams to be taken this November 2015. Module 1 and Module 2. There are 7 modules to do in total. You can take up to four at a time but I’ve opted to do two this time. We’ll see how much of a mistake that is. There are about… Continue reading About BBKA modules