I’ve never done this so am reading around a bit more http://chemistry.armstrong.edu/nivens/Chem3300/methmels.pdf This explains the process of centrifuging the pollen from the honey (p. 3) denoting the liquid lying above a solid residue after crystallization, precipitation, centrifugation, or other process. “carefully transfer the supernatant fluid into a 15 ml centrifuge tube” Celia Davies says: 10g… Continue reading Pollen under the microscope
Some books say 50’C and some say 32-35’C. I wouldn’t heat honey to 50’C it sounds far too hot. Hmm. Why the discrepancy?
11. Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a stamen (male part) to a stigma (female part) on the same species of plant Fertilisation is when that pollen sperm reachs the ovary of the flower and merges to make a seed and an endosperm Cross pollination means when pollen from another flower is used to… Continue reading march 2014
Use for royal jelly – cosmetics extra floral nectaries – broad bean enzyme in honey – invertase hygroscopic means absorbs water honeydew contains moulds granulation opt temp 14;c use for bakers honey is cooking honey rap granulates OSR Specific gravity of honey at 20’c 1.4 Temp wax discolours 70?
Garden is quite small, probably neighbours on at least three sides. Consider neighbours – they can and will object. If bees can be hidden from sight then less objections. Can they be surrounded by trellis. Can you wear subtle bee keeping outfit (Stay safe, but white stands out) or inspect when they are out –… Continue reading Implications of setting up one colony in tennis court size garden
Precautions when feeding bees (5 marks) – feed in evening when scout bees are not flying – feed all colonies in apiary so no need to rob – do not spill feed on floor and clear up /wash away any that is spilt – feed right strength sugar for time of year (eg: 1:1 spring,… Continue reading feeding
wood brood and super boxes Scorch with blow torch getting into all corners and crevices. Ensure rails are scorched. wired comb some with honey remove honey if wnated for eating BUT do not feed it to bees. Ensure comb is either burnt or melted and used for candles – do not leave in open If… Continue reading How to sterilise second hand equipment