The Importance Of Honey Bee Experiment

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During honey bee field trip, I had a first chance to go near to beehives and observe honey bee. Cluster of honey bees were everywhere. They are at the entrance of beehive, each comb of the beehive, even outside of the beehive. I was also surprised that each section of the beehives was too complicated. There were plenty of bees, hexagonal combs blocked or filled with larvae or honey, and a queen. When I used beehive tool and pull out beehive combs, cluster of bees crawl on to my hand. I was afraid about getting stung even though I was wearing gloves and bee suit, but fortunately, I was not get stung. As I touch the bees, it can feel its exoskeleton that I thought it will be crunchy if I tried to squish them with my fingers. When I tried to move…show more content…
They are also used as livestock in order to produce honey and waxes, use for health therapy, and pollination. Especially, pollination human depends about 80% of agricultural crops including almonds, apples, and onions on honey bees. However, honey bee population started to have decreasing trend since 1947, and now it became a serious problem because one-third of honey bees were died in 2012 and scientists estimate more honey bees are going to die more as the time goes by. There are many reasons affect the death of the honey bees, which are temperature maintaining problem and honey bee disease, a colony collapse…show more content…
Varroa Destructor Mite parasites to honey bee in order to earn food reserves in honey bee colony. Therefore, Varroa Destructor Mite first parasites to adult bee in order to go to honey bee colony. However, they do not lay eggs or fed by adult bee. When they are transferred to honey bee colony, they go to brood cell to have reproduction and feed themselves with bee larva. While mites feed on bee larva, DWV transmitted to bee. The symptoms of infection of DWV are early death of pupae, deformity of adult wings, shortened abdomen, and cuticle discoloration of adult bees. Like DWV, honey bee infected by ABPV mostly shows symptom when they become an adult, but it is more common when virus was transmitted orally from adult to larvae and pupae. There are two types of symptoms for honey bees infected with ABPV. First type of symptom makes the honey bee doing paralytic actions, making unable to fly and place them on the top of the hive or plant stems, clustering together. Second symptom of ABPV makes greasy, hairless, black adults. They are able to fly for few days, but like the first symptoms, soon they will also have a paralytic, flightless actions and die. When number of honey bee decreases due to virus, there are more possibility of decrease of leftover honey bees due to temperature. Honey bees need to maintain temperature about 92°F in order to survive.

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