Bee Biology
History of Beekeeping
Beekeeping tools & equipment
Diseases & Pests
Colony Management
100

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

Royal Jelly

100

Who was also known as the father of American beekeeping?

Langstroth

100

The most common source of lumber used in bee equipment is?

Pine

100

The powder sugar roll or alcohol wash is used to monitor what pest of the hive?

Varroa Mites

100

Colonies can be fully torn down for inspections above what temperature?

60-65 degrees

200

True or False? A mated queen can lay both fertile and unfertilized eggs.

True

200

Who is credited with discovering the honey bee dance language?

Karl Von Frisch

200

The medium super has an overall depth of?

6 5/8 inches

200

Sac Brood a disease of honey bee larvae is caused by?

a virus

200

True or False the addition of burr comb to the tops of frames is an indication a new box should be added?

False, It is an indication that bee space has been violated

300

What adult worker bee force produces and uses secretion material from the hypopharyngeal glands?

Nurse bees

300

Who developed the bee escape?

E.C. Porter

300

What are three ways to protect woodenware from environmental damage?

Painting

Wax Dipping

Food Safe Wood Preservatives

300

Name two miticides that can be used with honey supers on

Formic Acid

Hop Guard

Oxalic (In 2021, the US Department of Agriculture approved oxalic acid treatments —both vaporization and dribble methods—for application in the presence of honey supers.)

300

What type of split is used to maximize honey production?

Cut Down Split

400

How many wax glands do worker bees have?

8 Wax Glands

400

When and where did bees first come to America?

1622 Jamestown Virginia

400

What are the primary parts of the smoker?

Firepot 

Bellows

400

Name two opportunistic pests of the hive that take advantage of a weak hive.

Hive beetles and Wax moths

400

The Demaree technique is used for?

Controlling Swarming

500

 The worker scent gland is often used by bees outside the hive entrance to communicate?

Entrance location

500

Who discovered the principle of bee space?

Langstroth

500

The distance between the combs and exterior parts of the hive also known as bee space is? (in Inches)

1/4 to 3/8

500

During spring buildup, the management technique of ____ can be used to slow varroa mite buildup without potential negative effects on building populous colonies for surplus honey? 

a. upper entrance  

b. drone brood removal

c. brood cycle interruption

d. requeening

Drone Brood Removal

500

Explain why a colony will starve even if they have plenty of stores.

to cold to break cluster 

600

True or False. Laying workers behave like normal queens and cease to do worker activities

False

600

Who determined the cause of American Foulbrood, European Foulbrood, Sacbrood, and Nosema

G.F White

600

Hardware cloth comes in various sizes #7,#8,#9 etc.. What size hardware cloth is used for screened bottom boards?

#8 Hardware Cloth

600

AFB (American Foulbrood) is caused by this type of pathogen?

Spore Forming Bacteria

600

A triangle escape board is used to?  

clear supers of bees to remove honey supers

700

"Queen Substance" the primary pheromone of the queen honey bee is produced by what gland?

Mandibular

700

Who was credited with being the father of commercial beekeeping in America?

Moses Quinby

700

The piece of “extra” equipment termed a Vivaldi board or quilt box is used by beekeepers for what purpose?

To provide winter insulation and moisture control

700

True or False Varroa mites in a cell with dead pupae can live up to 3 weeks

True, Varroa cannot live for more than a week on equipment but can live up to 3 weeks in brood cells with dead pupae

700

Why are both upper and lower hive entrances are recommended in winter?

Adequate ventilation and provide an entrance if the lower entrance is blocked

800

True or False. Honey bees are capable of seeing 5 different qualities of color: Ultraviolet, blue, blue-green, yellow and red

False, Honey bees do not see the color red

800

Who is credited with the advanced theory that drones developed from unfertilized eggs?

Dzierzon

800

Name two hive types that are not Langstroth or Top Bar

Warre

AZ Hive

800

The primary location of nosema infection in the adult honey bee is the?

ventriculus or mid-gut

800

Clipping a queen’s wing and using a queen excluder at colony openings are ineffective swarm control techniques because?

a. They can damage the queen

b. The original queen can still join the swarm cluster

c. They inhibit prompt, timely departure of enough workers to accompany queen

d. colonies can still swarm with daughter virgins

D. colonies can still swarm with daughter virgins

900

Enzymes involved in the digestion of pollen are produced by?

A. Salivary glands B. Ventricular Wall

C. Mandibular Glands D. Intestinal Wall


B-Ventricular Wall

900

Who improved the early smoker to make them more practical and useful?

T.F Bingham

900

What type of feeder is discouraged due to initiating robbing situations in the apiary

Boardman or Entrance Feeder

900

The first acaricide approved in the United States for control of varroa mites is?

Fluvalinate

900

The thermal chimney thought to be an important feature for overwinter survival of a bee tree colony is not present in which of these following hive types? 

a. Kenyan top Bar

b. Langstroth 8 frame

c. Warré

d. Langstroth 10 frame

Kenyan Top Bar

1000

The function of the spermathecal gland is to:

A. Supply nutrients to stored sperm

B. Provide oxygen to stored sperm

C. Immobilize stored sperm to maintain viability

D. Secrete mucous component of semen

E. Maintain pH level in the spermatheca

A - Supply nutrients to stored sperm

1000

Who described the process for making finely crystallized honey also known as creamed honey?

E.J Dyce

1000

Explain why hives are generally painted in light and not dark colors

Dark colors absorb heat in summer causing the bees to have to expend extra energy cooling the hive

1000

This was believed to have killed 90% of honey bee colonies in Great Britain from 1900-1920.

Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi)

1000

If you find dead bees with their heads inserted into cells the most likely cause of death is:

A Poison B Starvation C Dysentery D Nosema

Starvation

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