Reproduction and development of beesReproduction and development of bees July 9, 2018 best-kapitan

Growth and development of the bee family under favorable conditions of the environment (plenty of food, proper temperature, etc.) is provided by all three forms of individuals: the uterus, working bees and drones, but their role in this is not the same. Uterus is the only fully developed female in the family. Its function is […]

Influence of various conditions on the development of bee speciesInfluence of various conditions on the development of bee species July 7, 2018 best-kapitan

For normal development of bee species, the temperature in the hive is 34-35 њ. At a lower temperature, brood development slows down sometimes enough that 18 days are required for the exit of the uterus, bees for 23 days and drone for 26 days, and sometimes more. This happens in weak families, as well as […]

Dancing on a swarm looking for a new homeDancing on a swarm looking for a new home July 6, 2018 best-kapitan

With the help of dances, bees can report information not only about sources of nectar and pollen, but also about other purposes of their flights, for example, about the location of puddles with suitable water for collection, which is needed not only for quenching thirst, but also sometimes in large quantities for cooling the hive, […]

Sense of smell and taste in beesSense of smell and taste in bees July 6, 2018 best-kapitan

A person likes to talk about his “five senses,” although science has long established that, in addition to a sense of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, there are also some other feelings that correspond to special organs. For example, the organ of balance is located in the middle ear, and microscopically small organs of […]

Internal structure of the bee’s bodyInternal structure of the bee’s body July 1, 2018 best-kapitan

Muscles. The bee can produce a variety of movements: crawl, fly, bend the abdomen and sting, clean the antennae, perform various kinds of work – collect nectar and pollen, build honeycombs, etc. In addition, the bee continuously produces respiratory movements by the abdomen; in her body moves blood, food moves during digestion, and other organs […]

Life of a bee familyLife of a bee family June 27, 2018 best-kapitan

In order to properly and effectively manage the life and activities of bee colonies in order to increase their productivity and maximize the use of bees for pollinating many crops, the beekeeper must know not only the structure and functions of individual bee family, but also the life of the bee family as a whole, […]

The bee family and its compositionThe bee family and its composition June 27, 2018 best-kapitan

Honey bees, like ants, bumblebees and wasps, refer to “socially” living insects. They live in large families and have a number of biological characteristics. Usually the family of bees consists of one uterus, several tens of thousands of worker bees and several hundred drones. In families that are in a happy state, drones are only […]

Heavenly and earthly bee guidesHeavenly and earthly bee guides June 27, 2018 best-kapitan

Since bees are guided not only by the sun and the polarized light depending on it, coming from the sky, but also by terrestrial signposts, I would like to know which of these two means of orientation are more important to them. This can be determined if you counteract the action of terrestrial and celestial […]

The annual cycle of development and life of a bee familyThe annual cycle of development and life of a bee family June 23, 2018 best-kapitan

The annual cycle of development and life of a bee family can be divided into the following periods: A) the period of spring development of the bee family, B) the period of reproduction of families or swarming, C) the period of honey collection, D) the period of preparation for wintering, E) wintering period. In practice, […]

External structure of the bee’s bodyExternal structure of the bee’s body June 23, 2018 best-kapitan

Outer cover. Bees, like all insects, do not have an internal bone skeleton, which in vertebrate animals represents the basis and support of the whole body. Instead of the internal skeleton, bees have a hard outer covering, which serves to attach muscles and protect internal organs. In the outer cover, you can distinguish three layers […]

Methods of orienting beesMethods of orienting bees June 22, 2018 best-kapitan

We are facing a large beekeeping pavilion. Twenty bee colonies are located nearby, and all hives look exactly alike. Thousands of worker bees are fleeing for a bribe; with the rapidity of arrows, buzzing, they are carried away. Returning bees confidently and without the slightest hesitation fly up to their native hive and disappear in […]

Mental abilities of beesMental abilities of bees June 22, 2018 best-kapitan

This section will be brief, since it is not worth much to say that little is known. But something to say is still necessary. Having learned about the clever arrangement of honeycombs or about the ability of bees to yield to training, about their dances and their use of the heavenly compass, and also about […]

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