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Who killed the honey Bee
What is the main task of bees and what happens when they die?
This lens, about Who killed the honey bee I wrote to make everyone aware of the huge bee mortality in the world, bees are a very important bug for us and for the ecosystem of nature.
What are the consequences of this massive bee die for us, and how do we fix this.
Bees pollinate not only flowers, but also make honey, wax and many other products which we enjoy.
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When and where Bees create honey
If a collecting bee brings the collected nectar in the nest it is always stored in the outer cell the bee who works the honey adds an enzyme to the received drop of nectar, this enzyme called invertase.
Now the nectar is exposed to open air so that a portion of the water evaporates and thickens the nectar, this happens in the following way, the bee will stick out his tongue to which the nectar sticks and the evaporation surface becomes larger, the other bees support this process, they will clapping their wings woo the nest will be ventilated, this happened especially in the evening, when the bees are not flying, most nectar will turn to honey.
If the bee does not fly in the evening hours they are doing this, not only water is extracted from the nectar but also many fragrances, these volatile substances that cause a strong floral air in the vicinity of the nest.
A few honeys
Acacia honey delicate and sweet taste.
Clover honey soft caramel flavor.
Linden honey light mint flavor.
Thyme honey herbaceous taste very good in sore throat.
Flowers Honey usually neutral taste.
Royal jelly and the Anatomy of the honeybee
BELOW A SHORT DESCRIPITON OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS OF ROYAL JELLY (average values)
9-18% proteins (amino acids, Apalbumin, Apisimin, Peptide and Royalisin)
60 to 70% water
1 to 6% from 10 hydroxydecanoÃ¯nezuur Mandibelklieren
11 to 25% sugar, (4 to 8% glucose, 3 to 13% of fructose, and 0.5 to 2.0% of sucrose)
2 to 8% of fats
0.8 to 3% Trace elements and Miner Alen
3.4 -4, t PH value of royal jelly
1-6% from the 10-hydroxydecanoÃ¯nezuur Mandibelklieren.
Vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid)
Biopterin and Neopterin
The pH of royal jelly from 3.4 to 4.5
Animation credit: animaatjes.nl
The numbers correspond to the picture above
THE ANATOMY OF BEES:
2. Mouth of the salivary glands
4. Upper jaw
5. Upper lip
6. Lower lip
7. Maxillary gland (above mandible gland)
8. behind jaw gland (behind mandible gland)
10. Front feed juice gland (hypopharyngeale gland)
12. Point eyes
13. Chest salivary gland
14. Chest muscles (flight muscles)
19. Breathing hole (stigma)
20. Air pocket
22. Heart valves
23. Small intestine
25. Abdomen glands
28. Angel sheath
29. poison bladder
30. brush membrane
31. Venom glands
32. Small gland
33. Seminal vesicle (sperm theca)
34. Wax glands
35. Ventral nerve cord
36. Pipe valve honey
37. Funnel of honey valve
38. As honey valve
39. Honey stomach
40. Main artery
42. Nervous system
44. pollen comb
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Contains all three ingredients in one capsule: bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly
Does Not Contain Chemical or preservatives.
Your children will quickly eat their sandwich with this adorable bee plate
nesting bowls: 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, Largest bowl is 5 inches diameter
propolis wat is it and what do Bees with it
Te use of Propolis
Popolis exists for slightly more than half of resin of trees and plants in particular, the poplar, the other half consists of 5% pollen, 10% essential oil, and 30% wax.
In propolis are many different ingredients such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals and key bioflavonoid, (now one considers this as the active ingredient in the healing process), the bees have all these ingredients edited and mixed forms characterized as a sort kit or propolis .
Propolis is also used by the bees themselves to seal their hive off as they protect against external influences.
Propolis is a true protector of the colony, in addition to the purely functional role for reinforcement and sealing also plays a role as autoimmune system for the colony, as an antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal substance.
Propolis as food supplement and is also used as a dietary supplement.
And is also good for protection against influenza,viruses, colds and coughs
Propolis is also used in cream, and can be used directly on the wound,
apply it with a cotton ball or gauze.
PROPOLIS TINCTURE IN SORE THROAT
Use some drops on whole wheat bread or as a gargle for sore throat.
PROPOLIS AND INFLAMATED GUMS, LIPS OR ORAL CARE PROBLEMS
Use some drops as a gargle or drink it in a herbal tea with some honey if desired.
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A buzzing bee does not sting, but makes delicious honey!
possible causes of bee mortality
It has performed poorly with the honey bees, kills around a lot, how come is unclear, but there are indications sword corpse.
The bee is very important to our food supply, 80% of our cultivated food crops pollinated by them, such as almonds, cherries and apples, which would never lie. In our supermarket without their help
This useful pollination is that he is of economic value, only in the Netherlands represents this value for more than one billion euro's per year, but it's very bad with the bee and in winter the mortality rate in recent years of 10-15% to 15 -26% in other countries like America and European countries, it is not much better.
Normally dies part of a colony by food shortage or the death of the queen, in the winter, but since a few years there is a mysterious disease that plays an important role in winter mortality "colony collapse disorder"
Colony Collapse Disorder, in this phenomenon the queen is simply present and the hive is well stocked with food and breeding, yet find the beekeeper only dead adult bees back in the spring or the hive is even completely abandoned, and it seems that the residents are gone.
The "colony collapse disorder" has been the subject of much research in both Europe and America, there are several reasons mentioned but there is no cause found,
Well there are a number of key suspects led to the establishment.
In the eighties of the last century, the European beekeepers introduced the bee in areas where his Indian brother appears, perhaps they better should not have done this, because the now infamous parasite Varroa destructor gave the opportunity to expand its habitat rigorous and has done this, at the end of 2009 only in Australia the colonies were safe from these blood sucking parasites.
The female mite lives on adult bees, but is dependent on bee brood, in a closet to continue to propagate, Each cell in a hive is to bee larvae, each cell in the
beginning is open, but closed at one point ,and then just before this, the mite itself moves to the brood in the cell, sixty hours after the cell is closed she lays an unfertilized egg from which a male arises. Then the female produces a number of fertilized eggs, the females arising there from pairs with the male (sex between brother and sister so inbred) as the bee larva is mature at a young, he leaves the brood cell.
The underdeveloped female and male mites stay behind and die, the rest of the offspring remains on the young bee and stay on it until they find a new victim.
The most famous virus is Deformed Wing Virus, the virus causes deformations in the abdomen and the wings of bees, sometimes the deformity so severe that the hits while paralyzed, a sick victim by his peers expelled from the hive and die within 48 hours.
The next suspect is the parasitic fungus Nosema ceranae, like the varroa mite, this pathogen originally only in Asian honeybee.
The fungus produces spores that long-lived in the drinking water or via food being consumed, and these traces which passes through the stomach to the esophagus and honey midgut to germinate there.
Once germinated spores penetrate the intestinal cells and provide a strong increase of the parasite, this hampers the intestinal function, when an infected will eventually die because the intestine literally explodes or they die from hunger.
The European honeybee is so sensitive to the Asian parasites, the reason is that the Nosema ceranae and varroamit only briefly present in the west, and bees have not been able to develop so that they can survive an infection a mechanism capable .
And according to some scientists also plays an important role in the food supply, most honey bees must do with a limited number of plant species, making them miss certain proteins that they desperately need to keep up the Immune system levels.
Who killed the honey Bee - al you want to know about it
Beautiful pictures from bee's on flowersClick thumbnail to view full-size
With this adorable honey jar You never have sticky bottles again, a clever bee presentation.
Drink your coffee out of this lovely Mug, also a very nice gift
This adorable 3 piece Crib Bedding set works great for a little girl, but would be equally perfect for a little boy.
Coordinates with honey bear bedding set
Each piece measure 9.5" x 9.5"
Cute chocolate Mold, Sunflower, Beehive, and Honeycomb
Do You think that what Einstein said is true? - Einstein once said: If the bees die than humans too.
Will we die if bees extinct
Study confirmed pesticides, attack the brains of bees - Lets look for Alternatives
Scientific research shows that there are two types of pesticides that are regularly used in agriculture, and the bee's brains, memory and learning process are suffering the most by them. .
It focuses research on the so-called neonicotinoids and the effects of it, on the brains of bees. Pesticides are mainly used for protection of agricultural crops, also became the organophosphates, examined involvement (sometimes used to fight the varroamit in beehives)
These two pesticides have major negative impact and impede the learning process of the bees, says Christopher Connolly (researcher at the University of Dundee, Scotland)
This study now appears while the European Commission try to get a two year suspend on those harmful pesticides for bees.
Member States did not agree on a temporary ban on neonicotinoids.
The European Commission hopes before this summer to eliminate these products, among other they are partly responsible for the declining bee population.
Scientists call to a thorough investigation and look at alternatives for these harmful pesticides.
Photo credit: afp
Pesticides are killing bees
Take action and look for alternatives
Pesticides are a pest! - Proof of how pesticides affect bees
Video credit BBC news
- BBC News - Who, what, why: How do you track a honey bee?
small video on how bees can be affected by pesticides
How to extract honey from your Beehive - The honey extractor
Please make sure you only extract honey from your beehives, if they are capped for at least three quarters,
and not like in the video only a quarter is capped.
Video credit: William Alldis and You tube
Division of labor and building the nest
DIVISION MAID OF BEES
Maintaining the nest requires a strict division of labor and cooperation of the workers, making new comb cells, the care of larvae, the cleaning of the nest, but also ventilating the nest, making honey, searching for food sealing small nest openings are important tasks of a worker, and the working life of a bee begins even immediately after it has crawled out of the cell.
Honeybees and have an internal biological clock that is important in the bee dance, by which workers giving each other information on found food sources, they can better navigate through their internal biological clock and divide tasks.
The changing role of honeybees as they grow older, newly hatched bees have other tasks than the older bees, a young exemplar can immediately fly but seldom do so, they remain in the nest and perform household duties.
DUTIES OF BEES
Newly hatched bees clean the cells clean.
A few days later they are able to edit nectar.
In the meantime the young look when running the bee dance from her peers.
After six days, they feed and care for young larvae.
If they are 15 days old, they will help them fly the opening guarding the house.
21 days old when she flies for the very first time to collect. Pollen and nectar
older bees fly a lot in search of food or guarding the nest entrance.
This task distribution makes sure that efficiency is maintained.
In large nations can daily 1000 to 2000 bees crawl out of their cells.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEST
Most of the bee populations created by people living in nests, hives or hives, bees living in the wild, often in hollow trees, nests underground or in sheltered places.
Was composed of a honeycomb, and can contain hundreds of cells, each of which have different functions, some serve as storage for honey or pollen and other serve as a breeding ground for larvae and pupae.
Each cell is hexagonal, this means that they are hexagonal in shape, and have an exact thickness, the combs consist of beeswax, the cells grow in males are larger than those in which workers develop; this is because males bees have a larger head by their large eyes.
Cells in which one grows up to fall directly on the vase shape, and because they are made on top of the comb, this is also called swarm cell or socket.
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If bee's die we have to do the pollinating bij hand, do you think we can?
Also very nice in Yoghurt
USE OF POLLEN
Pollen grains (or pollen) are not only vital to the bees, contains the unique mixture for humans also essential nutrients for good health. If you eat well varied, you get these substances enough inside, there are still many situations where pollen can help. Pollen has a very good effect in:, hay fever, fatigue, anemia, asthma, bronchitis, intestinal problems, acne, nervousness, liver disease, and so on. Pollen is healthy and good for young and old. There is no other natural ready-to-use product that so many essential nutrients in it as in Pollen. Inter alia, 30% carbohydrates, 30% protein (10% as free amino acids), 20% fat (half of polyunsaturated fatty acids) and minerals. And these vitamins are also present in Pollen: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B8, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K. Vitamin B12 is present in relatively large quantities and is therefore very valuable to people who do not eat meat. Pollen is very nutritious and inhibits appetite by 20% and is therefore suitable for use while dieting.
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Bees in Decline
Research done by Greenpeace in an PDF file
Photo Credit: Jaap Biemans and studio libertiny.com
Look at this beautiful vase it is made by 40,000 bees, in only one week,
in an bee collony on a mold!
Do you want too learn more about bees take a look at the PDF file below.
Babies from under a year and honey
Do not give them honey
Give a baby under a year old yet no honey, because their digestive system is not fully developed, and this is still unstable.
Because it is not excluded that traces of the *Clostridium botulinum bacterium in appearance, and this would cause infant botulism.
*Clostridium botulinum bacterium is an (rod-shaped bacterium that causes botulism)
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