Beekeeping

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Beekeeping

  1. 1. Beekeeping<br />Carmen Shafer EDUC6305<br />
  2. 2. Human civilizations have a long history of keeping bees for their honey<br />
  3. 3. There are records of humans gathering wild honey dating as far back as 13,000 B.C.<br />
  4. 4. Lots of bees<br />There are more than 20,000 species of wild bees<br />
  5. 5. Egypt<br />Beekeeping was depicted in Egyptian temples dating back to 2422 B.C<br />
  6. 6. Greece and israel<br />Archeologists have discovered hives, smoking pots, and other beekeeping paraphernalia from prehistoric Greece and Israel<br />
  7. 7. How it’s done<br />What do beekeepers do to collect the honey?<br />
  8. 8. Clothing<br />The first and important part of collecting honey is wearing a protective suit.<br />
  9. 9. Smoker<br />The most common method of collecting honey is to use a device called a “smoker” to drive the bees out of the hive<br />
  10. 10. Types of hives<br />Langstroth hives are the standard hive type and is used in industrailized nations since its invention in 1851<br />
  11. 11. Langstroth Hive<br />Langstroth hives were invented by Lorenzo Langstroth<br />
  12. 12. Top bar hives<br />Top bar hives are typically used by hobbyists or when resources are limited<br />The honeycombs cannot be <br />reused like with the Langstroth<br />hives<br />
  13. 13. Beehive material<br />Beehives have been made out of many types of wood but in recent years polystyrene has been used<br />
  14. 14. Bee caste system<br />A bee colony consists of three classes<br />Queen<br />Worker<br />Drone<br />
  15. 15. Colony reproduction<br />Only the queen bee can lay eggs<br />
  16. 16. Swarming<br />When a queen runs out of sperm she creates a new queen and leaves the hive<br />If all brood combs are full the colony will swarm and create a second hive<br />
  17. 17. New queen<br />If the queen dies the bees feed new larva royal jelly to create a new queen<br />
  18. 18. Natural beekeeping<br />Natural beekeeping has become increasingly popular in recent years<br />
  19. 19. chemicals<br />Natural beekeeping eschews the use of chemicals and tries to be as “hands off” as possible<br />
  20. 20. A delicious reward<br />Honey is the result of all the hard work<br />

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