I’ve never done this so am reading around a bit more Click to access 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… 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
4 precautions before – health of both colonies – decide which queen to keep – moving hives close to each other so no flying bees are lost and facing same directtion – ensure there is a laying queen and that the other colony is q- (remove queen) – ensure colony is actually queenless (test with… Continue reading Unite two full size colonies
Requeen may work better if new queen is introduced to a nuc first and then the nuc is merged with the hive. First ensure that the hive is not under attack from robbers (other bees or wasps) and that it is beetight. Order new queen. Try local breeder if possible to get bee suited to… Continue reading Colony has become vicious – how to requeen
Not sure what this question really wants – but here goes. Allergic to bees? Bees sting. be prepared for this. Do not beekeep alone until you know your sting reaction. Frightened of them? Try before you spend any money. Join a club to get some experience, go on a course, read up on subject. Get… Continue reading 15 points for a new beekeeper