Trivia # 7

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PerryBee, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Here we go!

    # 1 - Approximately how many bees does it take to produce 1 pound of honey?
    a) 450
    b) 555
    c) 640
    d) 685

    # 2 - What on earth is this I'm holding? :shock: Should I wash my hands before eating anything after handling this?
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    # 3 - Honeydew is a source of food for the honeybee. Which produce provides this delectable source of food?
    a) Watermelon
    b) Muskmelon
    c) Cucumber
    d) Pears

    # 4 -With apologies to my Canadian friends who probably have about as much idea about this next one as I did, Which US state is known as the Beehive State?

    # 5 - "One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong"
    Which one is it, and why?
    PS - (it has nothing to do with them being plastic or metal)

    First pic shows all 3 together, next pics show them individually.

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    As always my friends, good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I'm only going to answer #1 and #3.

    #1... None, over 1000

    #3... None, comes from an animal source.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    #1 my sources say you are in the neighborhood.
    #2 bad doggie!
    #3 ain't tellin.
    #4 you ought to have known that one.
    #5 two of them keeps something out and one of them keeps something.
     
  4. Slowmodem

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    #1: It seems to me that it would only take one if it lived long enough. (That kind of goes along with "everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.")
     
  5. ski

    ski New Member

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    1. C
    2. Propolis.
    3. Hoeny bees collect the excerment of other insects like aphids which is known as honeydew. Which plant all A, B, C, D.
    4. very clever G3.
    5. Looks like a metal bound queen excluder, a plastic queen excluder and a propolis trap.
     
  6. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I am assuming that question # 1 is referring to bees and their natural life span. The answer is 1 of the 4 options listed (according to my sources) :wink:
     
  7. DaggaBoom

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    #4 The middle 1 is a propolis trap
     
  8. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    #1 is really kind of a trick question in itself (of course I have been accused of over thinking things before). Are you asking how many field bees it would take to haul in enough nectar to make one pound of honey? What about all of the house bees it takes to fan the hive to condense the nectar into honey, does this include the bees that pollinated the flowers the year before to make the seed for this crop of flowers or you could exclude this by the use of only perennial blooms, does this include the queen and handful of drones to produce the brood, all of the nurse bees to raise the brood, how about the guard bees to protect the hive, or.......or.............or.......................oh my head is starting to hurt. 1/12 of 1 teaspoon per bee per lifetime is what I read somewhere.

    1 pound of honey = 64.04 teaspoons
    1 bee = 1/12 teaspoon of honey
    12 bees = 1 teaspoon of honey
    (12)(64.04)=769 bees

    IF

    1 teaspoon of honey = 0.02 pounds, this number can change with the amount of moisture and other things (pollen, propolis, wax) contained in the honey.

    #2 is what the middle one in #5 collects

    #3 none of the above, even the ants will collect honeydew.

    #4 see earlier post.

    #5 see answer #2
     
  9. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I'm getting a headache!
    The information I have for question # 1 is directly from the Canadian Honey Council website. Perhaps our bees up here are just a little more efficient G3 :wink: :lol:
     
  10. Slowmodem

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    Maybe the numbers are different because of Celsius or Meters? :razz:
     
  11. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    ANSWERS

    # 1 = b) 555

    # 2 = propolis

    # 3 = Trick question - none of these, it is produced by aphids!

    # 4 = Utah

    # 5 = The one on the right (first photo) which is the one in the last pic (black), is a propolis trap/mat.


    Well done! :thumbsup: