- Know a brief history of keeping bees or honey.
- List five uses of each of the following:
- Name ten foods that would be very difficult to grow if there were no honey bees.
- List the duties of the drone, the worker, and the queen bees.
- Describe how bees build combs. Why does the comb turn dark with age?
- What is meant by the following terms:
- Movable-frame hive
- Crossed comb
- Bee space
- What is a smoker? What materials make good fuel for a smoker?
- What consideration should be given when choosing a hive location?
- How are honey bee diseases spread from hive to hive?
- What is robbing? Describe a robber bee.
- Name four ways to help prevent swarming. Why should swarming be prevented?
- What three requirements must be met for the colony to successfully weather a winter?
- What is the advantage of using a double-brood chamber system?
- Carry out the following duties of successful beekeeping.
- Spring feed to stimulate brood production
- Supering and other swarm prevention techniques
- Extract honey and put into jars
- Fall feeding and “taking the hive down” to prepare it for the winter months
- How do you know when a frame is ready to be removed from the hive for extraction?
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