BEE CLASS, Educational Closer Looks, PAGE 1, Florida State Beekeepers Association

BEE CLASS
A Closer Look at Bees and Beekeeping
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Place mouse over picture and look for eggs!

INSTRUCTIONS

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Look for multiple eggs which may be indicative of laying worker problem!

Place mouse over picture and look for the mite on the thorax of a worker bee.

 

Take a closer look at a bee with her tongue (proboscis) extended while feeding.

Place mouse over picture and look how the electrostatic charge on the hairs are causing the white pollen of the Mexican Clover to cling all over the worker bee.

 

Take a closer look at these two busy bees inside this opening flower at ECHO.

Place mouse over picture and look at another bee collecting nectar from a flower at ECHO.

 

Take a closer look at a wild feral bee colony in a tree.

Place mouse over picture and look for pollen stores, emerging bee, open brood, etc.

 

Take a closer look at a frame of bees with lots of both capped and un-capped brood.  See the glistening white larvae.

Place mouse over picture and look at the emerging drone, glistening white larvae, and pollen stores.

 

Take a closer look at a group of bees tongues (proboscis) sucking up honey from some burr comb in the hive.

Place mouse over picture and look at bee sipping nectar from a dew drop blossom.

 

Take a closer look at a bee gathering both pollen and nectar from a dog bane blossom.  Note the filled pollen sack on hind leg.

Place mouse over picture and look a bee gathering both pollen and nectar from a dog bane blossom.  Note the filled pollen sack on hind leg.

 

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