1. What are 3 uses for honey bees?
1. Honey bees are excellent biological study subjects
2. Honey bees are beneficial and productive insects
3. Beekeepi... [Show More] ng
2. Earliest records about beekeeping practices come from
a. Ancient Egypt
3. Who thought the queen bee was a king?
4. In what centuries was the scientific basis of beekeeping established?
a. 16th and 17th Centuries
5. Why were bees brought to the new world?
a. Because native bees did not produce large amounts of honey and wax
6. Who is known as the father of modern beekeeping?
a. Lorenzo L. Langstroth
7. What was different about Lorenzo’s new hive?
a. Movable frames which bees built combs
8. What are the main components of the 19th century bee hives?
a. Beeswax foundation, honey extractor, queen excluder
9. How many hives are maintained globally?
a. 55 million hives
10. How much honey is produced globally every year?
a. Over 950 million kg
11. How much wax is produced globally every year?
a. Over 25 million kg
12. What country is the world’s largest producer and exporter of honey and royal jelly?
13. What hive type is typically used in Africa?
a. Traditional hive (fixed combs)
14. What countries practice migratory apiculture?
a. Australia and New Zealand
15. What is the average honey yield for a hive in Canada?
16. What order are honey bees classified under?
17. What kind of insects belong to the order hymenoptera?
a. Those with 4 membranous wings
18. What is the only function of a drone?
a. To mate with virgin queens during spring and summer
19. What sex are worker bees?
a. Females with underdeveloped reproductive organs
20. What is believed that honey bees evolved from?
a. A carnivorous Sphecoid wasp ancestor
21. What are the oldest fossil records of bees from? How old are they?
a. Northern Europe, 50 million years old
22. What Genus do honey bees fall under?
23. What is the taxonomical name for the honey bee?
a. Apis mellifera
24. What are the 4 common species of honey bee?
a. Apis mellifera, apis florea, apis dorsata, apis cerana [Show Less]