The BBKA have updated the past module papers to include the March 2016 papers. I’ve downloaded them all and had a look through the one I sat. I then had a look over modules one and two. I’ve downloaded them all for my revision for the next modules too.
Watching Ian go through his bees on Sunday afternoon. There she is!
A very bitty swarm arrived yesterday. The main bunch was on some flowering brocoli, a clump on each of three wooden beds, the corner of the shed (on the right out of shot), and puddles of them on the floor. I couldn’t put the sheet down because there were so many on the floor. They… Continue reading Swarm in bits
oenocytes http://www.isj.unimo.it/articoli/ISJ271.pdf Abstract Oenocytes are insect cells responsible for lipid processing and detoxification. Of ectodermic origin, they are found in close association with the insect epidermis, or fat body cells, or both depending on the insect species and developmental stage http://www.isj.unimo.it/articoli/ISJ271.pdf Snodgrass https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=IHGmkX1zDS8C&pg=PA225&lpg=PA225&dq=oenocytes+in+honey+bees&source=bl&ots=vJsZZouxgH&sig=p0obSkhrSRMlDh2AVlh3Is5D4gI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikrMP5_e3MAhXHKcAKHbO5BmwQ6AEINzAD#v=onepage&q=oenocytes%20in%20honey%20bees&f=false
I’ve not quite started revising. Honest. Ok, I’ve started some reading. A Closer Look: Endocrine Glands & Hormones has an interesting diagram.F igure 1. Diagram showing a slice through the head, seen from behind. In the small space behind the brain and in front of the connection to the neck are the main neurosecretory glands: corpora… Continue reading Shhh!
I’ve passed module 3 with a credit. 75% Yay! So I’m thinking again about what module I’ll do for November. Once again the idea of 5 and 6 has cropped up. Far too early to think about it though. And far too much real life bee stuff going on. Collecting swarms; almost collecting swarms and… Continue reading Exam results
A little leaflet – 3 pages One – methods of queen introduction Two – swarm flowchart three – The Modified Snelgrove Method Of Management