Questions related to Beekeeping
How we can store/ preserve or handle the pollen collected from bee colonies so as to feedback the bees during dearth periods to maintain the colony strength buildup? Please suggest.
I am doing research of beekeeping the factors they consider do beekeeping. I want to conduct this research from the lens of moral economics. I am looking for any recommendations, studies, and references that can help.
I am working in a project where farmers have been trained and equipped with apicultural and horticultural technologies. Many farmers showed keen interest in learning the know how of beekeeping, nutritional garden, drip system assisted pomegranate orchard. Furthermore, many farmers were assited through projrct to start their own orchard, nutrigarden, mushroom unit and apiary in small scale. I want to ask what feedback shoukd be drawn from farmers in order to assess the perception of farmers regarding these allied agricultural intervation.
I am studying about ripening of honey which is practiced naturally in beehives. I then encountered a new term "Artificial ripening of honey". I am not getting any information about this on review/research papers and other websites. Kindly help in this regard. What is artificial ripening of honey? Is it a fraud or way of adulteration or standard practice in beekeeping?
It would be interesting to know of journals that publish bee related work. Papers on bees may be on beekeeping, apiculture science, entomology, pollination, wild bees other than Apis ect.
I am personally interested in a journal that will publish work (in English) on topics related to beekeeping history, traditional beekeeping, bee folklore, beekeeping evolution on practises and techniques ect.. Any suggestion other than "Bee World", which I am familiar with will be greatly apriciated.
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For example the large carpenter bees can visit Calotropis or other wild bees visit Peganum. I would like to understand how the bee deal with these plants and is the nectar of these plants contain the same toxic contents of the whole plant?
Is it really important for beekeeper to know that his colony that is situated in some remote apiary is swarmed? Is it always needed to go to the apiary to catch the swarmed bee colony? Would there be any value of some automatic system, that can tell the beekeeper that bee colony is just swarmed?
In avocado it was fond that, although its flower carries only one ovule, at least 20 pollen grains are needed on its stigma for ensuring a high fertilization rate, of about 90% (Shoval 1987). I'm asking whether a similar research has conducted for Rosaceae flowers, and mainly for almond's.
I am looking for accessible references to full text scientific papers or copies of scientific articles on the physiology of beeswax digestion by Galleria mellonella (as recent as possible). I use this information in technical reviews and lectures for beekeepers in the course of my activity as vocational trainer in the beekeeping business. Thank you.
Dear, I'm looking for support to the idea that nectar production in flowers having pollen and nectar as resource will increase pollen exportation to other flowers and reduce pollen collection as food. Was this idea already tested? It seems very intuitive to me but I have not yet found a reference testing it.
Beekeeping is the most wide spread practice and is an integral part of the smallholder farming system as they provide pollination services in various crops, which are very important to bee forages and honey production.
Few questions are tossed here for getting views from learned RG colleagues:
1. As a result of disease, pesticides, and climate changes, the honeybee population has been nearly decimated, but since the demand for the bees’ honey and other products remains high, these tiny insects are factory-farmed, what should be the strategy to safeguard bee population.
2. Apart from honey, beeswax, bee venom, propolis, royal jelly, and other products that come from bees can bring foreign currency. How a good market can be created for promotion of beekeeping for production of value added products.
3. Constraints, threats and the future prospects on apiculture development of the region. The challenges are many but can be overcome while the opportunities are very encouraging.
4. What could be the appropriate policy and beekeeping development strategy that would be applicable to the different production systems will ensure the sustainable development of apiculture sub sector.
I am undertaking my research on hoarding behaviour of Apis mellifera. What are the best methods to ascertain the genetic basis of insect behaviour without the intervention of molecular methods and if molecular methods are required what is the protocol?
Time and again I have been reading about spike in dengue and chikunguniya cases and measures taken by municipal authorities in the form of fogging for controlling responsible factor like mosquito. Is fogging effective enough to curtail the mosquito multiplication during favourable seasons?
this pollinator was watched on August in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan,China. And it was visiting Bauhinia yunnanensis as a really efficient polinator. It is quite important for my research. I will be very appreciate if anybody could help me to identify it. thank you~~
There are many strategies in the literature which are geared towards the individual questions of each study. We are looking into establishing some long-term monitoring sites and it seems all we have to reference are area surveys established in Europe, which are generally 1 ha plots. I want to know if anyone has compared surveys of different sizes? So far, I have been unable to find this in the literature, but perhaps someone knows of a small scale report, or has an opinion on the matter. Thank you.
I am starting a beekeeping business and may be willing to conduct some experiments to assist in research projects. I currently have 14 hives and plan to expand via splits up to around 200+ over the next 2 years.
Bees are known to forage up to 12 kilometers for nectar produced by flowering plants. In their search, bees could be exposed to different systematic pesticides that are designed to rid human propagated vegetation of insects that eat these crops and carry pathogens and diseases.
When producing honey, the molecular arrangement is dependent on which flowers bees pollinate. In harvesting and consuming honey contaminated with neonicotinoids, will this adversely affect us and poison our body systems?
Some recent literature have restarted the debate about the attraction-repellent function of pollen grains and nectar. It is known that some pollen and also some nectar possesses toxins preventing them of being consumed by some species of bees or even other pollinating groups. It was also shown that nectar may have alkaloids and other substances able to "manipulate" the flower visitor psychology increasing visitation rate. So, would you expect that generalist eusocial bees should have different criteria to collect a resource that is mainly consumed by adults (nectar) or by next generation (pollen)?
I would like to explore I.I. on Bee Queens. Is there any risk in facing that technique.
Thanks in advance for your courtesy in this matter.
Pollen that a bee has moved into to the scopa are no longer useful for pollination. Are there exceptions from this rule from a pollination textbook? What about pollen from the ventral scopa of megachilid bees, that often press the scopa to the pollen bearing organs of the flower? Or pollen grains deposited in a scopa of long bristles without regurgitated nectar?
My main question is: Is there any literature documenting the availability or inavailability of pollen stored in the scopa for pollination?
Is there any added nutritional benefit from feeding brown unrefined cane sugar to honey bees compared to refined cane sugar?
Is there any one commercial sugar source (agave, stevia, corn syrup, maple syrup) better or worse for honey bees?
I need some practical experimental data about honey bee colony food consumption during passive wintering period. What amount of food should be considered as normal consumption. We have made practical experiment and it is needed to compare data.
Is it only a marketing strategy or do they really produce 7-10 kg Royal Jelly per beehive?
Just for compare, production of 10 kg of honey is normal for stationary beekeeping with extra quality. But we are talking about Royal Jelly.
I would like to carry out various experiments on bees from the Euglossini tribe, but will need substantial numbers of individuals of both sexes. We casually fond some species, such as Euglossa viridisima nesting in a variety of situations, but my attempts to attract bees to nesting boxes placed so as to simulate those situations has had limited success. And I haven´t been able to find much useful infomation in the literature, Any ideas?
A yellow jacket wasp (Vespula) has been found to attack a large number of honeybee hives all over the West Bank governorates-Palestine. Apairies showed considerable reductions in the proportion of bees. Beekeepers used several conventional and traditional methods to deal with this problems, but no real results yet.
Nowadays wireless sensor networks have become popular in all fields of science. Question is are these wireless data transmissions somehow affecting the behaviour of insects (bees) or/and other animals? Are there some researches in that field?
An entire hive has disappeared without trace, and even worker bees were found dead although there was a queen excluder on the door.