19 Apiculture

19 Apiculture - APICULTURE The Term for the Day: Apiculture...

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APICULTURE
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The Term for the Day: Apiculture Apiculture: noun. English, from Latin, apis =bee; cultura , care. 1 : The care and management of honey bees; started with ancient Egyptians
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Honey Bee History >20,000 bees world-wide Solitary vs. social 4 species of Apis Apis mellifera L . - EU, Asian origin Races of Apis mellifera : Dark bees, Italians, Carniolans, Caucasians Africanized bees (“man-made” race)
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(German) Dark Bee
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Italian Honey Bee
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Carniolan honey bees
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Caucasian honey bee
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HB History con’t. 1st A. mellifera (dark bees) brought from England to Virginia colony – 1622 Italians brought to U.S. – 1659 Dominant U.S. honey bee Gentle Low tendency to swarm Tend to rob other bees
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Wild bees
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Wild bees
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Israeli clay beehives – 1,000 yrs. B.C.E.
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Log hive - Africa
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Making English skeps
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Skep
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