Bees Questions & Answers

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Bees Questions & Answers

Question 1: How many different kinds of bees are said to live in the British Isles?

Answer: Over 250 different kinds of bees are said to live in the British Isles.

Question 2: What important things do bees produce?

Answer: For making honey, sweetening food, and for making wax.

Question 3: What are two differences between honey bees and bumble bees?

Answer: The honey bee is much smaller than the big noisy bee which is more like a wasp. Honey bees are social all year round, whereas Bumble bees are social only in summers.

Question 4: What are the benefits of using hives?

Answer: Hives help the bees remove combs. Earlier bees were killed but now they can live in hives and produce their combs.

Question 5:  How long do worker bees live for?

Answer: Worker bees live for5 years.

Question 6: How many worker bees can be found in a hive in the summer?

Answer: 80,000 worker bees can be found in a hive in the summer.

Question 7: What do worker bees do in the hive and outside the hive?

Answer: Inside the hive, they clean out the cells for the queen to lay eggs, feed and clean the queen, attend to the grubs, and guard the hive against robber bees and wasps. They also fan their wings to keep the hive cool and to ripen the honey. Outside the hive they collect water, propolis, nectar, and pollen.

Question 8: How much watery nectar can a strong stock of bees collect in a day?

Answer: One pint a day.

Question 9: What is a propolis and what is it used for?

Answer: Propolis is a gummy substance collected by honey bees. It is used to fill the crevices and to fix and varnish honey comb.

Question 10: What is the ‘real work’ of bees?

Answer: The real work of bees is pollination of flowers and production of honey.

Question 11: How is the honey extracted by bees from honeycombs?

Answer: The nectar which is much of water is carried home in the honey sac inside the bee’s body and on the journey home and after being placed in the cells, much of the water is driven off. Thus, nectar is changed into honey.

Question 12: What is bee’s flying range?

Answer: Bee’s flying range is about two miles.

Question 13: What is swarming? And what negative impact can it have on beekeepers?

Answer: Overcrowding in the hive is called swarming. Loss of honey is a negative impact to the beekeepers.

Question 14: What tools and equipment does a beekeeper use and what are they for?

Answer: The tools used by a beekeeper are a smoker, consisting of a fire box and nozzle fixed to a pair of small bellows. To prevent an angry bee from stinging him.

Question 15: Can you imagine a world without bees? What would be missing from such world?

Answer: A world without bees would have very little plant growth. We would have less flowers and plants for food. Animals and birds would not have enough food to eat. It would be a very bleak world indeed.

Question 16: Read and answer the questions:

1. The honey sac of a bee holds about one-fifth of a drop of nectar.

(a) What is nectar and where do bees get it from?

Answer: The sweet liquid collected by bees is called nectar. They get it from the flowers.

(b) What is mixed-in with the nectar that the bees collect? What is the process of getting rid of most of this called?

Answer: Water is collected. This process is called ripening.

(c) How many times would a bee have to fill its honey sac in order to collect one drop of nectar?

Answer: A bee would have to fill its honey sac twice to collect one drop of nectar.

2. Everything depends upon the way in which they are handled.

(a) How should they be handled?

Answer: If the beekeeper is cool, calm and collected, and if he does not jerk, the bees will not sting.

(b) What happens if they are mishandled?

Answer: If they are mishandled, they will sting.

(c) What weather conditions are ideal?

Answer: The weather should not be wet, thundery or windy.

So, these were Bees Questions & Answers.

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