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Natural Hstory

The initial session of an occasional series aimed at improving knowledge and understanding of beekeeping was held on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at the Petersfield Community Centre starting at 7:15pm.
This session dealt with the natural history and some aspects of the biology of honey bees. The areas covered were:

  • The origin and various races of honey bees with their characteristics.
  • The differing external features between the two castes of female and the drones.
  • The life cycles of queen, worker and drone.
  • The mating of queens.
  • Seasonal variations of a colony.
  • The function of the exocrine glands that provide the messages that are so important in colony organisation.

Presented by: Brad Davis
Notes: 2015-16 Improvers 1

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