Mating behavior in honey bees (Genus Apis) *Nikolaus Koeniger and Gudrun Koeniger http://www.agri.ruh.ac.lk/tare/pdf/V_7/AG.7.2.pdf http://www.apidologie.org/articles/apido/pdf/2003/03/M3302.pdf Fight between virgin queens (Apis mellifera) is initiated by contact to the dorsal abdominal surface
Hello I’m your majesty? Queen introduction.
http://www.imkerpedia.nl/downloads/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
I’ve been having a look at bee viruses today. I’ve done the Beebase elearning for viruses and done the quiz. I don’t think it’s massively useful though. http://www.coloss.org/beebook/II/virus/table-2 has a really interesting table of viruses, their association (nosema, varroa, acarapsis, malopighamoeba), Transmission (Vertical, horizontal), affected lifestages, and season. The transmission: Horizontal: Oral-fecal, contact, air, varroa,… Continue reading Bee viruses
Forum about English speaking Buckfast beekeepers -a Forum for Beekeepers using Brother Adam’s bees and breeding methods. http://bbgroup.forum-phpbb.co.uk/
This is a fantastic video. ♀ Worker and queen have 16 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 32.With 16 from mother and 16 from father. This is a diploid condition. These 16 pairs separate and independely combine according to Mendel’s laws which give 2^16 combinations which is 65,536 combinations. ♂ has 16 chromosomes, 1 p[air… Continue reading Haploid
Plans and info on mini mating nucs – really nice plans right click file save as PDF Lots of nice things to build on their workshop pages http://www.michiganbees.org/beekeeping/in-the-beekeepers-workshop/