Bee Biology
Bee Food
The Colony
General Bee Knowledge
Diseases & Pests
100

A queen will leave the hive except for the following reason?

a. Swarming

b. Supersedure

c. Mating

d. Absconding

B Supersedure

100

Pollen is used by honey bees as the principal source of _________.

a. Carbohydrates

b. Monosaccharides

c. Protein

d. Maltose

C Protein

100

Honey bees are “social insects.”  What does this mean?

a. Honey bees can communicate with each other.

b. Honey bees get along with all insects.

c. Honey bees live in a colony and depend on each other for survival.

d. Honey bees cohabitate with other insects.

c. Honey bees live in a colony and depend on each other for survival.

100

Fermentation is a problem for beekeepers processing liquid honey if the honey contains more than ______% moisture.

a. 3%

b. 14%

c. 18%

d. 25%

c 18%

100

A varroa mite is a microscopic mite that lives in the breathing tubes of adult bees.

a. True

b. False

b False (it is a Tracheal Mite)

200

Worker bees can secrete a sticky, milky fluid that is used to feed the queen and larvae is called _________.

a. Nasanov substance

b. Queen substance

c. Royal Jelly

d. Hypopharyngeal fluid

C Royal Jelly

200

What is the ratio of sugar to water for making syrup to stimulate brood rearing?    

        a. 1 sugar to 1 water    

        b. 2 sugar to 1 water    

        c. 2 water to 1 sugar    

        d. 1 water to 2 sugar    

   a. 1 sugar to 1 water  

200

There are three types of honey bees in a colony.

a. Queen, nurse & forager

b. Queen, drone & forager

c. Queen, nurse & worker

d. Queen, worker & drone

d. Queen, worker & drone

200

What type of hive is illegal in the United States?

a. Langstroth hive

b. Warre hive

c. Skep hive

d. Top Bar hive

c Skep Hive

200

Although any colony can become infested with small hive beetles (SHB); those colonies placed in constant shade have more of a tendency to have a problem with these pests.

a. True

b. False

a True

300

Only a queen can lay eggs?

a. True

b. False

b False

300

When drones are away from the hive, they obtain nourishment and energy from the nectar they collect from flowers.     a.  True       b.  False

b.  False

300

The queen shipped with a package of honey bees is…?

a. the mother of all the bees in the package.

b. can be removed from the cage immediately and introduced to the bees.

c. a virgin that will require drones in the package to mate with her.

d. must be held in her cage for a period of time because she is unrelated to the bees in the package.

d. must be held in her cage for a period of time because she is unrelated to the bees in the package.

300

Honey bees are in the order of?                                               

a. Insectivores

b. Arthropods 

c. Hymenoptera

d. none of the above

c. Hymenoptera

300

What would be an indicator of healthy brood, free from disease?    

        a. Foul odor    

        b. Pearly white larva    

        c. Discolored larva    

        d. Sunken cappings    

 b. Pearly white larva

400

A mated queen can lay both fertile and unfertilized eggs.

a. True

b. False

a True

400

What is the ratio of water to sugar for making syrup for fall and winter feeding?

2 to 1

400

What happens to drones during the winter?

a. They hibernate in the soil.

b. They stay isolated in the honey super.

c. They are evicted by the workers and killed.

d. They remain in the hive and cluster.

c. They are evicted by the workers and killed.

400

Where do honeybees store Propolis for future use?

 a. Above the honey band 

 b. At bottom of comb

 c. Outside the brood nest

d. Not stored, primarily collected for use

d. Not stored, primarily collected for use

400

Which one of the below is associated with bees born with deformed wings

a. Nosema
b. Varroa

c. American foulbrood

 d. European foulbrood

  b. Varroa

500

Queens take annual mating flights to replenish their sperm supply and refill the spermathecal.    a.  True      b.    False

b False

500

What type of feeder is discouraged from use because it may incite robbing?

Boardman or Entrance Feeder

500

A prime swarm is made up of
        a. Worker bees, some drones, and the old queen
        b. Worker bees, some drones and one of the new queens just raised
        c. No drones but many worker bees and a new queen
        d. Worker bees, drones and virgin queens

a. Worker bees, some drones, and the old queen

500

 An objective way to determine the source of a particular kind of honey is...:
        a. The honey must be coming from plants in bloom, you will need to identify what is in bloom
        b. Put the honey under a microscope to see what pollen grains are in the honey
        c. Check the description of the honey -- taste and color -- against what one finds in the current bee literature
        d. Just call it wildflower honey

b. Put the honey under a microscope to see what pollen grains are in the honey

500

Bald brood is caused by?

Wax moth larvae

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