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. http://www.bbka.org.uk/files/library/genhusbcert2015_1448034604.pdf They want you have to have been keeping bees for fives years before taking it. I started beekeeping… 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