Topic Eleven - Bee Pests

Objectives
  1. To be able to identify some of the pests of honeybees in the Solomon Islands
  2. To learn how to prevent these pests from becoming a problem
  3. To understand the importance of good record keeping and hive management
  4. To understand the importance of the MAL quarantine on moving honey bees and used equipment
  5. To begin to understand how to ask and answer questions through experiment and research

Key Words:

Pest – something which harms or disturbs a bee

Abscond – when all of the bees leave or run away from their hive

Parasite – a living thing that lives on or in another living thing and does harm to it.

Quarantine – a rule or law to prevent the movement of something from one place to another. The law is meant to keep a disease or pest from spreading to a place that doesn’t have that disease or pest.


iDevice icon Reflection: Questions to think about during the lesson
What do you think is the worst honeybee pest in the Solomon Islands?
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How will you know when you have a pest problem?
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What is the best way to prevent wax moth from damaging your hives?
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Why is it important to keep good records of your beehives?

iDevice icon Reflection: Questions to think about during the lesson
What is a quarantine, and why have one?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions to think about during the lesson
How could you find out how many bees a frog eats in 1 day?
iDevice icon Reflection: Questions to think about during the lesson
Will catching and moving the frogs solve the problem?
Activity: Note Organization

Draw the following chart in your exercise book. Fill in the information as your teacher teaches the lesson.

Some Pests of Honeybees in the Solomon Islands

Pest

Problem

Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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