Queen color codes:
Years ending with #1 or #6 (White)
Ending with #2 or #7 (Yellow)
Ending with #3 or #8 (Red)
Ending with #4 or 9 (Green)
Ending with #5 or #0 (Blue)
Why You Want to Wash Your Face with Honey?
These directions are for washing a face that is free of makeup. Honey alone will not remove it. If you wear makeup, remove it the way you normally do, and incorporate the honey wash into your morning, pre-makeup, or evening routine.
Here are your wash instructions:
Regardless of dictionaries, we have in entomology a rule for insect common names that can be followed. It says: If the insect is what the name implies, write the two words separately; otherwise run them together. Thus we have such names as house fly, blow fly, and robber fly contrasted with dragonfly, caddicefly, and butterfly, because the latter are not flies, just as an aphislion is not a lion and a silverfish is not a fish. The honey bee is an insect and is preeminently a bee; “honeybee” is equivalent to “Johnsmith.”--
From Anatomy of a Honey Bee by Robert D. Snodgrass
Bees in Art The world’s first art gallery devoted to Bee Art Honey bees, Bumble bees and other Hymenoptera depicted in art.
This is video shows the personal collection of bee smokers from Paul Jackson, Texas State Entomologist.
It covers early smokers back to the 1800’s; their history, and evolution to where we are today. Jackson also shares the twists & curves of ingenuity that beekeepers have used to improve the device. Also included, are some humorous personal stories along the way.
Broodmapper.com is an interactive site where you can learn to identify different stages of brood development and cell contents. Broodmapper.com is used to determine the cell contents using photographs of combs from experimental colonies.
What You Are Looking At:The observation hive is a five-frame Nuc (a reduced scale hive) with the addition of an upper glass-covered section. An interesting frame, usually the one the queen is presently on, can be brought to the upper section to be observed. A "queen excluder" allows the bees to move freely from the bottom to the upper section, with the exception of the queen who is too large to fit through the wires, keeping her majesty in the viewing area. A clear plastic tube extends from the hive out though a vent below the room's window, which allows the bees access to the outdoors.
You can watch as the worker bees bring in & store nectar and pollen, make honey, tend to the hive, & the young brood. Look for the queen bee laying eggs as her attendants groom and feed her. You may even see the birth of a bee as it emerges from its cell. The camera is infra-red, allowing us to see even in total darkness.
During those times when we have the observation hive traveling with us to the Farmers' Market or a show, the cam will be showing an alternate view....... perhaps the landing board of a hive outdoors, or a shot of the entire bee yard.
Check out this Beekeepers' Yearly Management Calendar to see what you should bee doing right now!