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Flying of Mated Honey Bee Queens

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Flying of Mated Honey Bee Queens Conventional wisdom is that:- once mated, a queen will not fly other than …

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20 simple questions about beekeeping

  This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Simple questions to establish the range of knowledge about honey bees and beekeeping that exists in ten year …

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An Explanation Of Haplo-Diploidy Reproduction

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   An Explanation Of Haplo-Diploidy Reproduction Much of this text is not mine, many of the words are attributed to …

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Anaphylatic Shock

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Epipen Details Anaphylactic Shock Reaction to Bee Stings Anaphylaxis has a number of possible causes, but this page covers …

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Bee Flow with in Brood Nest

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself PH.   Bee Flow within a brood nest This may seem an unusual topic, but it relates to what the bees will do when faced …

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Bees and Wasps

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Bees and Wasps Stylised picture of a Bumblebee ?? ?There are about 19,000 known species of bee, a similar …

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Feed hole experiment

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Hole sizes for Bee Hive Crown Boards (inner covers) The reason for the trial (if it can be allowed …

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Guarding Behavior

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   The entrance of a hive is vulnerable to attack by other bees intent on robbing honey or other insects …

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History of British Standards in Beekeeping

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   History of British Standards in Beekeeping This text is not a history of beekeeping, but is more of a …

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HIve Cleaning Behaviour

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   House cleaning Behaviour in honey bee colonies This behaviour is often lumped together with undertaking duties, hygienic behavior and …

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Morphometry

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Morphometry Called Morphology in some parts of the world However, morphometry is the precise study of anatomical characters by …

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National Beekeeping Diploma

http://www.national-diploma-bees.org.uk/   The highest qualification available, sadly beyond my capabilities.   PH

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Poly Hive Beecraft Article

  Are Poly Hives newfangled? The answer to that question is it seems, yes, however there is more to the story than you might think. First of all let’s establish what we are talking about when we discuss polystyrene hives. If you are thinking about the flimsy packaging that came with the new TV for …

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Preparing Show wax

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Wax for Show (No 3) An NHS Publication By F. Padmore This description of the process of producing the …

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Propolising Behaviour in Honey Bees

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Propolising Behaviour in Honey Bees There are several reasons that cause bees to propolise. Covering up or encapsulating unwanted …

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Safety Data Information

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Safety Data Links for Beekeeping Chemicals The various substances used in beekeeping, vary from wood preservatives, materials for purifying …

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Slade Record Card

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Chris Slade’s Colony Assessment Record Card The Honey bee colony assessment record card developed by Chris Slade are designed …

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The Aerodynamics of Bee Flight

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   This Aerodynamics page was originally put together fairly quickly and in a rather simplistic fashion, additions made in April …

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The good book list

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Recommended Bee Keeping Books Most of what is recommended below follows the list recommended by BBKA, inclusion of any …

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Web links…. most of the good sites for bees.

http://www.beekeeping.com/_menus_us/index.htm?home_info.htm&1   Roughly most of the good bee sites on the web….Enjoy!   PH

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Bees and Wasps

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   There are about 19,000 known species of bee, a similar number of species of wasps and a good many …

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Making Creams using beeswax

This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Creams are widely marketed by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical trades, but there is still a niche that beekeepers may …

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