A beekeeper, seeing the bee collect pollen from flowers and carry it to the hive, says that it exists to gather honey.
- Huber's book or leaf hive (scale $).
The beekeeper opens the lower part of the hive and peers in.
(From Cheshire's Bees and Bee-keeping, Scientific and Practical.) Huber's hive was defective in many respects; the parting of each frame, thus letting loose the whole colony, caused much trouble at times, but it remained the only movable-comb hive till 1838, when Dr Dzierzon - whose theory of parthenogenesis has made his name famous - devised a box-hive with a loose top-bar on which the bees built their combs and a movable side or door, by means of which the frames could be lifted out for inspection.
It was empty in the sense that a dying queenless hive is empty.
The beekeeper opens the upper part of the hive and examines the super.
The hive bee is, moreover, the only insect known to be capable of domestication, so far as labouring under the direct control of the bee-master is concerned, its habits being admirably adapted for embodying human methods of working for profit in our present-day life.
bee-keepers a movable frame which in its most im- stroth's respective distances left between the side-bars and hive walls on each side, and between the lower edge of the bottom-bars and the floor-board.
The original Langstroth hive was single-walled, held ten frames (size 174 by 9 in.), and had a deep roof, made to cover a case of small honey boxes like the sections now in use; but the cumbersome projecting porch and sides, made to support the roof, are now dispensed with, and the number of frames reduced to eight.
The bees circle round a queenless hive in the hot beams of the midday sun as gaily as around the living hives; from a distance it smells of honey like the others, and bees fly in and out in the same way.
Foremost among the latter was the distinguished Swiss naturalist and bee-keeper, Francois Huber, who was led to construct the leaf-hive bearing his name after experimenting with a single comb observatory hive recommended by Reaumur.
The bee-keeper, therefore, by the judicious application of a little smoke from smouldering fuel, blown into the hive by means of an appliance known as a beesmoker, alarms the bees and is thus able to manipulate the frames of comb with ease and almost no disturbance.
Apiarium or apiary, a beehouse or hive, is used figuratively by old writers for a place of industry, e.g.
The workers, who control the polity of the hive (the "queen" being exceedingly "limited" in her monarchy), arrange if possible that young queens shall develop only when the population of the hive has become so congested that it is desirable to send off a swarm.
The young queen, left in the old home, mounts high into the air for her nuptial flight, and then returns to the hive and her duties of egg-laying.
This phase began to give way in the irth century to a commercial and industrial renaissance, which received a great impetus from the crusading movements - themselves largely economic - and by the 14th century had made the Netherlands the factory of Europe, the Rhine a vast artery of trade, and north Italy a hive of busy cities.
In every direction the country looks like a veritable hive of human activity and enterprise, every town and village full of factories, and alive with the din of machinery.
Langstroth, in his measurements, hit upon the happy mean which keeps bees from propolizing or fastening the frames to the hive body, as they assuredly would do if sufficient space had not been allowed for free passage round the side-bars; it is equally certain that if too much space had been provided, they would fill it with comb and thus render the frame immovable.
In addition to these benefits, Langstroth's frame and hive possessed the enormous advantage over Dzierzon's of being manipulated from above, so that any single frame could be raised for inspection without disturbing the others.
Drones, bumblebees, wasps, and butterflies knock awkwardly against the walls of the hive in their flight.
Why the circular form was chosen for the skep need not be inquired into, beyond saying that its shape conforms to that of a swarm, as the bees usually hang clustered on the branch of a neighbouring tree or bush after issuing from the parent hive.
The straw skep has, however, the irredeemable fault of fixed combs, and the gradual development of the movable-frame The mov- h i ve of to-day may be said to have first appeared in able-frame hive.
A, Book hive.
(From Cheshire's Bees and Bee-keeping, Scientific and Practical.) frames of comb could be opened for inspection like a book, while when closed the bees clustered together as in an ordinary hive.
By means tory hive.
We refer to the hive.
- Langstroth Hive.
- Exterior, W.B.C. Hive.
- Interior, W.B.C. Hive.
The action of the bees themselves makes this point clear, for when the season of mating is past the drone is no longer needed, the providing of winter stores taking first place in the economy of the hive.
If healthy and young she begins egg-laying at once, and brood-rearing proceeds at an ever-increasing rate as each week passes, until the hive is brimming over with bees in time for the first honey flow.
It would be difficult to imagine anything more exhilarating to a beginner in bee-keeping than the sight of his first hive in the act of swarming.
It shows a portion of honeycomb (natural size) not precisely as it appears when the frame containing it is lifted out of the hive, but as would be seen on two or more combs in the same hive, namely, the various cells built for - and occupied by - queens, drones and workers; also the larvae or grubs in the various stages of transformation FIG.
As the drones increase in number queen-cells are formed, unless steps be taken to turn aside the swarming impulse by affording additional room beforehand in the hive.
Having made himself proficient in practical bee-work and chosen a suitable location for his apiary, the bee-keeper should carefully select the particular type of hive most suited to his means and requirements.
In the worst cases the larvae even die after the cells are sealed over; a strong characteristic and offensive odour being developed in some phases of the disease, noticeable at times some distance away from the hive.
When bees are wintered on thin, watery food not sealed over, and are unable for months to take cleansing flights, they become weak and involuntarily discharge their excrement over the combs and hive, a state of things never seen in a healthy colony under normal conditions.
Most honey bees in Britain come from domestic hive colonies.
bees in the hive 'd let them do it, too.
People would go to their local beekeeper who would isolate bees from the hive to sting them several times over a course of weeks.
Success perhaps but at the expense of the traditional hive small scale beekeeper.
belching forth smoke was a hive of industry.
bustle is a bustling hive of activity day and night and a hot spot for surfing.
The bee signifies life that comes from death, the dark of the hive creating the golden elixir of life.
Newlyn is a colorful and bustling hive of activity, as it is a working fishing village.
Medieval Siege Weapons - Made to Order The whole area outside the castle became a noisy hive of activity.
A typical " North Western " goods yard; a veritable hive of activity.
An empty hive in your apiary containing drawn comb will often attract a swarm - a bait hive.
hive beetle is not the only threat to British bees posed by Europe.
hive entrances of dead colonies & remove asap to avoid robbing.
hive mind has heard the news.
hive products you could enter.
hive off Council Housing.
hive of activity in research.
hive of industry was the cavalry or horse barracks.
We inspected Colins observation hive which was doing well with a clearly marked queen.
The scientists watched the waggle dance occurring in a glass observation hive and identified recruits.
honey bees in Britain come from domestic hive colonies.
honey comb is naturally produced by bees, particularly the youngest bees in the hive.
Apparently bees like more enclosed spaces for their nests and now I come to think about it, this hive looks pretty papery.
queen excluder and a super on to give the hive more room.
Almost facing you is a recess In the wall called a bee bole shaped to take an old straw hive called a skep.
The young Rosyth Dockyard with its chimneys belching forth smoke was a hive of industry.
Muro, once a hive of artisans, now forms part of the regeneration program to revive the old traditions.
In a subsequent form of the same hive Huber was enabled - with the help of very long thumb-screws at each side (fig.
The typical hive of America is the improved Langstroth (fig.
It is admitted by those best able to judge that the proportion of about a hundred drones in each hive is conducive to the prosperity of the colony, but beyond that number they are worse than useless, being nonproducers and heavy consumers.
The little creatures are seen rushingn frantic haste from the hive like a living g stream, filling the air with ever-increasing thousands of bees on the wing.
And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.
But one has only to observe that hive to realize that there is no longer any life in it.
There are no longer sentinels sounding the alarm with their abdomens raised, and ready to die in defense of the hive.
In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
Formerly only bees laden with honey flew into the hive, and they flew out empty; now they fly out laden.
The beekeeper closes the hive, chalks a mark on it, and when he has time tears out its contents and burns it clean.
Denis was going to put a queen excluder and a super on to give the hive more room.
Frames and hive parts are glued together by the bees with propolis - a sticky resinous substance collected from trees and buds.
The Museum hive The Museum maintains a small hive of honey bees located on the south west stairwell of the building.
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On the Data Hive level, defeat 10 enemies using the flamethrower.
The Strokes, The Shaggs, and The Hive are considered to be some of the most inspirational bands of this movement.
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Natural beeswax contains a lot of debris from the bee hive.
Beeswax is a type of natural wax produced in the bee hive of honeybees.
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At PlayKidsGames there is a wide range of alphabet games, most of which involve putting a jumble of letters in alphabetical order with the help of moles you whack, bees that stock their hive, or snowflakes to catch.
The process is surprisingly involved; a hive of 60,000 bees may need to visit more than two million flowers in order to gather enough nectar to create just one pound of honey.
Just when a race begian to develop, along came huge Wraith hive ships to cull the herd before becoming dormant until the next time they needed to feed.
And the Atlantis exploration team, in their innocence blundered and woke up the Wraith hive ships.
The Borg are cyborg and hive like, so their ships are merely an extension of their hive minds with numerous computer terminals and outlets with no need for 'living quarters'.
Hives: A hive outbreak may be caused by environmental or internal irritants.
Hive are usually a reaction to something taken internally, either food or medication to which you are allergic.
It is always best to avoid scratching mosquito bites, as spreading the enzyme fluids across the surface of the skin may cause a brutal hive outbreak or a full blown allergic attack that may require medical treatment.
Never treat a hive outbreak at home without seeking a physician's guidance and expertise.
Hive treatments include oatmeal bath soaks, cool damp rags, topical itch treatments, and allergy medication to help inhibit allergens.
Moreover, Professor Lloyd Morgan found that young birds that had tasted and rejected workers of the hive bee as unpalatable subsequently refused to taste not only drones, which have no sting, but also drone-flies.
For recent controversy on parthenogenesis in the hive bee, see J.
The work by which he is known is the Fable of the Bees, published first in 1705 under the title of The Grumbling Hive, or Knaves Turn'd Honest (two hundred doggerel couplets).
Honey was a large crop with the early settlers, who put a hive and honey-bees on the state-seal of Deseret and of Utah.
The military The return rule of the marquis de Sgur eliminated the plebeians of feud.2!from the army; while the great lords, drones in the Isin tothe hive, worked with a kind of fever at the enforcement offensive.
In the United States of America Langstroth's frame and hive are the acknowledged " standards " among the great body of bee-keepers, although about a dozen different frames, Size of varying more or less in size, have their adherents.
In this way, „ whatever type or form of t7 " hive is used, the frames are interchangeable.
Again, the American hive is, as a general rule, set close down on the ground, while stands or short legs are invariably used in Great Britain.
One of the best-known hives in England is that known as the W.B.C. hive, devised in 1890 by W.
- Hive bee (Apis mellifica), natural size.
So long as honey is being gathered in plenty drones are tolerated, but no sooner does the honey harvest show signs of being over than they are mercilessly killed and cast out of the hive by the workers, after a brief idle life of about four months' duration.
By so doing a far greater weight of surplus per hive may be secured, and extracted honey will keep in good condition for years, while comb-honey must be sold before granulation sets in.
In the hive-bee and among ants, on the other hand, there are constant structural distinctions between queen and worker, and the function of the queen bee in a hive is confined to egg-laying, the labour, of the community being entirely done by the workers.
There is a common English Syrphid fly (Eristalis tenax) known as the drone-fly from its resemblance to a large hive or honey bee.
On the approach of winter the males, having no further function to perform for the community, are refused food-supplies by the workers, and are either excluded or banished from the hive to perish.
13) - to raise up any frame between two sheets of glass which confined the bees and allowed him to study the process of comb-building abserr's better than any hive we know of to-day.
This feature C finds no favour with British bee-keepers, nevertheless the " improved Langstroth " is a useful and simple hive, moderate in price, and no doubt efficient, but not suitable for bees wintered on their summer stands, as nearly all hives are in Great Britain.
of free space on all sides of the hive proper, but with no packing in between.
Another point of difference between the English and American hive is the roof, which being gable-shaped in the former allows warm packing to be placed directly on the frame tops, so that the bees are covered in when the roof is removed and may be examined or fed with very little disturbance.
Various causes have contributed to the development of the modern hive, the most important of which are the improvements in methods of extracting honey from combs, and in the manufacture of combfoundation.
The modern bee-keeper, therefore, allows just so much drone comb in the hive as will produce a sufficient number of drones to ensure queen-mating, while affording to the bees the satisfaction of dwelling in a home equipped according to natural conditions, and containing all the elements necessary to bee-life.
On the other hand, worker-bees hatched in the autumn will seven months later be strong with the vigour of lusty youth; able to take their full share in the labour of the hive for six weeks or more in the early spring, which is the most critical period in the colony's existence; hence the value to the apiarist of bees hatched in the autumn.
History, that is, the unconscious, general, hive life of mankind, uses every moment of the life of kings as a tool for its own purposes.
Results like the above compared with those of the skeppist beekeeper of former days, who was well pleased with an average of 20 to 25 lb per hive, may be regarded as wonderful, but they are matters of fact.
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