VOLUME 2 (Modules 5, 6, 7 and 8)

Author: Dawn Yates,John Yates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780905652726

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 436

View: 495

This book, the Orange book, is the companion Volume 2 to its forerunner Beekeeping Study Notes for the BBKA Examinations Volume 1 (Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4), and follows an identical format addressing every topic in the syllabi of modules 5, 6, 7 & 8. It completes the series for all the BBKA examinations available to students, i.e. the green book for modules 1, 2, 3 & 4, the brown book for the Basic Examination, the red book for the Practical Examination, the blue book for the Microscopy Examination and the purple book for the Husbandry Certificate. Module 5, honeybee biology, covers some of the ground in module 4 but at the higher level required for the senior standard. This part of the syllabus where many students have difficulty. Sketches and diagrams have been included which are necessary for the examinations. It is important that candidates are able to reproduce them for examination purposes. This new edition has been re-written to incorporate module changes. The authors are very well qualified to prepare this work. They are both BBKA Examiners and Master Beekeepers well familiar with the problems that confront the students and candidates. Dawn and John Yates are both past winners of the coveted Wax Chandler Prize and are the only man and wife team to achieve this feat. Dawn is the secretary of the Plymouth Branch of the DBKA and a local honey judge. In 1996 John completed 6 years on the BBKA Examinations Board, the last three as its Chairman. He is the Devon County Education and Examination Secretary

The Biology of the Honey Bee

Author: Mark L. Winston

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674074095

Category: Science

Page: 281

View: 2297

From ancient cave paintings of honey bee nests to modern science's richly diversified investigation of honey bee biology and its applications, the human imagination has long been captivated by the mysterious and highly sophisticated behavior of this paragon among insect societies. In the first broad treatment of honey bee biology to appear in decades, Mark Winston provides rare access to the world of this extraordinary insect. In a bright and engaging style Winston probes the dynamics of the honey bee's social organization. He recreates for us the complex infrastructure of the nest, describes the highly specialized behavior of workers, queens, and drones, and examines in detail the remarkable ability of the honey bee colony to regulate its functions according to events within and outside the nest. Winston integrates into his discussion the results of recent studies, bringing into sharp focus topics of current bee research. These include the exquisite architecture of the nest and its relation to bee physiology; the intricate division of labor and the relevance of a temporal caste structure to efficient functioning of the colony; and, finally, the life-death struggles of swarming, supersedure, and mating that mark the reproductive cycle of the honey bee. The Biology of the Honey Bee not only reviews the basic aspects of social behavior, ecology, anatomy, physiology, and genetics, it also summarizes major controversies in contemporary honey bee research, such as the importance of kin recognition in the evolution of social behavior and the role of the well-known dance language in honey bee communication. Thorough, well-illustrated, and lucidly written, this book will for many years be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and beekeepers alike.

Beekeeping Study Notes

For Bbka Basic, Sbka Basic Beemaster, Fibka Preliminary Examinations

Author: J D Yates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912271030

Category: Science

Page: 162

View: 3652

This book, the brown book, completes the series of Beekeeping Study Notes for all the British Beekeepers Association examinations, namely the green and orange volumes for the modules leading to the Intermediate and Advanced certificates, the red book for the Practical Examinationand the blue book for the Microscopy module. The Scottish Beekeepers' Association and the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations have very similar examinations, namely, the Scottish Basic Beemaster Certificate and the Irish Preliminary Certificate respectively. Additional appendices have been included to provide a volume which covers the three associations basic examinations under one cover. The notes address the 61 topics in the BBKA syllabus, 3 additional topics for the SBKA syllabus and 3 additional items for the FIBKA syllabus. The examination is explained and prospective candidates should now have no fears of not knowing what to expect when face to face with the examiner. Dawn and John Yates were Examiners for all the BBKA Examinations and have examined many candidates for the Basic; they are eminently qualified to prepare these notes for future candidates. ISBN 978-1-912271-03-0

Bee Manual

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Bees

Author: Claire Waring

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330574

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 1346

The Bee Manual offers a clear and concise introduction into the fascinating world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping. For various reasons, the number of bee colonies has been declining and there is great interest in trying to aid their recovery. Anyone wanting to keep bees needs to learn about the individuals, how colonies operate and how the beekeeper can work with these insects to help them thrive, carry out their pollination activities and produce a satisfying honey crop. Full of color photos and clear step-by-step text, this book offers practical advice for anyone planning to take up this absorbing hobby.

The Barefoot Beekeeper

Author: Philip Chandler


ISBN: 1326192256


Page: N.A

View: 1152


The Asian Hornet

Threats, Biology & Expansion

Author: Stephen John Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780860982814


Page: 108

View: 4642

The accidental introduction of the Asian hornet into France and South Korea over ten years ago and its subsequent spread to neighbouring countries has been worrying both governments and beekeepers alike. This book is aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about hornets, why the Asian hornet possesses such a threat, and what you can do about it.

The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping, Second Edition

Author: Ivor Davis,Roger Cullum-Kenyon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472920902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 6674

The number of people interested and active in keeping bees at an amateur level has continued to increase over the past few years in both rural and urban situations. This guide, aimed at beginning beekeepers, and the only one to be endorsed by the BBKA provides an authoritative text, along with clear photographs and illustrations. The book introduces the reader to beekeeping, including such areas as the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and what happens in each month in a beekeeping year. Each chapter is accompanied by anecdotes, answers to frequently asked questions and fascinating facts about bees and honey. The new edition includes new step-by-step sequences to illustrate procedures such as containing a swarm, identifying the queen, using a smoker and cleaning a hive as well as more information on different kinds of hives, disease management and many other key areas.

Honeybee Veterinary Medicine

Apis Mellifera L.

Author: A. L. Vidal-Naquet Nicolas,Nicolas Vidal-Naquet

Publisher: 5m Publishing

ISBN: 9781910455043

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 7045

Honeybees are an essential part of farming, as well as the wider ecosystem. Since the middle of the 1990s, bee populations around the world have suffered dramatic decline through diseases, intoxication, and unknown causes. Veterinarians have had little training in bee health, but, as the situation continues, qualified animal health professionals and, in particular, veterinarians are being required to become involved as new dangers threaten honeybee health everywhere: because of global apiculture, trade and exchanges of honeybees, Aethinatumida (the small hive beetle, which is a beekeeping pest), or the parasitic mite Tropilaelapsspp. This book provides an overview of bee biology, the bee in the wider environment, intoxication, bee diseases, bee parasites (with a large part dedicated to the mite Varroadestructor), pest enemies, and veterinary treatment and actions relating to honeybee health. The book also covers current topics, such as climate change, crop pollination, use of phyto sanitary products, antibiotic resistance, and colony collapse disorder. [Subject: Veterinary Science, Apiology, Biology, Agriculture]

The Beekeeper's Handbook

Author: Diana Sammataro,Alphonse Avitabile

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801485037

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 190

View: 4090

Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.*Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.*Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.*Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.*Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information on the topics discussed.

Keeping Bees

Author: Vivian Head

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848584385

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 2294

Bees are an integral part of our environment, and by keeping your own you can contribute to their survival as well as ensuring a constant supply of tasty, nutritious honey. Packed with practical and professional advice, this book is an invaluable companion for anyone wanting to try their hand at keeping bees. It tells you all you need to kno...