Enough said I think. Didn’t enjoy it, partly due to arm hurting (op next week though!) and partly cos I don’t think I did very well. Three lots of genetics questions seemed a bit harsh – two 15 marks and then a big one. Definitions – I did some but some I tied myself in… Continue reading Exam
I’ve watched Gudran Keoniger’s video now (Linked at the bottom – about 43 minutes in) – she explains it as the drones only have 20-25 minutes of flying before they need to refuel – so 5 minutes to a DCA needs 5 minutes home if he’s unsuccessful, which leaves him 10-15 minutes to find a… Continue reading How far does a queen fly to be mated?
http://bio1510.biology.gatech.edu/module-4-genes-and-genomes/4-1-cell-division-mitosis-and-meiosis/ Nice video http://honeybee.drawwing.org/book/diploid-drones My arm isn’t good. I’ve in theory got an operation in December. No date through yet though. It’s hurting to type and write. Holding a book open is hard too.
Well I’ve now started module 7 revision. I’d passed module 6 with a distinction. Can’t remember if I posted on here about it and can’t see anything recent, so thought I’d mention it in passing. I’ve gone through module 7 before, so it’s quite familiar. I hope it’s a good omen that I can remember… Continue reading Module 7 next
I’ve paid for some general husbandry training for 2017. It’s two days of theory and a day in the apiary. It’ll be really fun I’m sure! The syllabus is here and it’s all fairly straight forward. Click to access genhusbcert2015_1448034604.pdf They want you have to have been keeping bees for fives years before taking it.… Continue reading General husbandry training
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.belegstelle-wangerooge.de/&prev=search I’m just watching some of the video’s Paul Walton has got on youtube of the German bee industry. Mentions a mating station so I looked it up and that’s the first link!
A colony invests a lot of resources into the rearing and maintenance of a certain number of drones during the reproduction period (Seeley, 2002). The drones are constructed for the single purpose of finding and mating with a queen. Their physiology reflects the intensive care they receive from workers, characterised by a reduction in such… Continue reading Physiology of drones and workers
Mating behavior in honey bees (Genus Apis) *Nikolaus Koeniger and Gudrun Koeniger Click to access AG.7.2.pdf Click to access M3302.pdf Fight between virgin queens (Apis mellifera) is initiated by contact to the dorsal abdominal surface
Hello I’m your majesty? Queen introduction.
Click to access Bouwtekening-Cellerkastje.pdf based on this design http://www.imkerpedia.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Cellerkast Someone’s made some http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/showpost.php?p=543103&postcount=1328