I did the second one (advanced):
Question 1 of 50
The chief value of the beekeeping industry to the U.S. economy is attributed to?
pollination of agricultural crops
Attributed by whom? I think a lot of beekeepers would say honey production. Others would say pollination. Probably pollination is correct, but I don't think it's very highly valued, it's just a by product most of the time.
Question 3 of 50
Pollen being brought into the hive can be determined to be gathered from a floral source by?
The color of the pollen
Finding the floral sources the bees are working
Checking the color of honey being brought into the hive at the same time the pollen is being collected
Check the ornate characteristics of the outer wall of the pollen grain with a microscope
How do you know the pollen came from the same place as the nectar?
Question 4 of 50
Wind in excess of ____ mph will cause foraging honey bees to stop flying?
I'm not sure what they want, but if my bees wouldn't fly in 30 mph they would not be able to fly much and if they won't fly at 25 they wouldn't be able to fly very often and I had bees in Laramie and if they wouldn't fly at 30 they wouldn't fly at all... I've watched them at 30 to 40 mph dodging their way along the ground from wind break to wind break going out and then going up and following the wind back. I'm guessing they will say 20mph...
Question 6 of 50
In order to have the maximum number of field bees present at the time of a major honey flow, the queen should reach her maximum daily egg laying rate during the _____ week period prior to the honey flow?
A trick question I guess. The eggs she is laying will emerge three weeks later and under normal circumstances would be foraging three weeks after that so I think they want 6. But what's wrong with 8? They might get an extra turnover of brood which could then raise more bees...
Question 11 of 50
The total development -egg to adult- in queen bee development times is _____ days
I've seen it vary from 14 to 18... but I assume they want "normal" which would be 16...
Question 12 of 50
Approximately when did a movement begin in beekeeping in which beekeepers were advised to never kill their bees. It was the practice to kill bees in order to harvest honey?
1775 - 1800
1800 - 1850
1850 - 1853
1853 - present
I have a book first published in 1568 in German (Bienen-Kunst) that advises never to kill your bees and that people who killed their bees to harvest honey were not good "bee fathers". They asked when it began... so I'd have to say none of the above... besides theirs are all ranges of dates... it didn't began in a range, it began at some time right?
Question 14 of 50
Question 15 of 50
The Africanized honey bee is a subspecies of the European honey bee and is known as?
Apis mellifera mellifera
Apis mellifera ligustica
Apis mellifera carnica
Aphis mellifera scutellata
People keep calling them Apis mellifera scutellata (which is not in their list here as they have APHIS instead of apis) but they are not. They are a cross between Apis mellifera scutellata and Apis mellifera ligustica.
Question 18 of 50
Honey bees are more apt to sting?
slow moving objects
smooth textured materials
light colored materials
sweet smelling objects
I don't like any of these. Slow decreases their likelyhood of stinging as does smooth moterial and light colors. Bees are not naturally angry at sweet smelling objects... so I don't understand why they want that, but since the rest actually DECREASE stining, that must be what they want. Sweet smelling objects may attract their attention but they don't make bees angry...
Question 20 of 50
The inner cove of a hive has several purposes. Select one from this list that is not valid?
Provides an air space under the outer cover for insulation
Prevents bees from gluing the top cover to the frames of the hive
Provides ventilation for moisture to excape from the hive
Serves as additional weather protection
They all look valid to me...
Question 21 of 50
Honey should not be used as bee feed because?
it is too expensive
it could spread disease
it may not be available
sugar is better because it does not contain moisture
I think honey is by far the best bee feed... but I'm sure they want "srpead disease".
Question 22 of 50
A number of factors are responsible for the inhibition of ovary development in worker honey bees. Select the one that does not in the following list?
worker larvae in a queenless colony
a mated queen
presence of queen pheromone
Well, the only one that is of much importance is worker larvae. But all of them do.
Question 23 of 50
Which of the following metals will discolor beeswax during the rendering process?
Serious? Only Stainless Steel won't... well tin won't be much of an issue, but iron and aluminum will.
Question 24 of 50
The most serious insect pest of bee colonies in this list is?
Wow! I would have said small hive beetles... ants might be my next choice. Wax moths are a non issue in a colony as the bees will remove them all. I don't know what they want.
Question 25 of 50
The primary location of nosema infection in the adult honey bee is the?
Well, since Nosema apis has been almost completely displaced by Nosema cerana and Nosema cerana is NOT an infection of the mid gut... I don't think the right answer is here, but we will assume it's just outdated information and go with mid gut...
Question 26 of 50
The honey called honeydew is collected from?
morning dew on flowers
nectar bearing plants
I'm sure they want aphids. I think pine trees are also in the running...
Question 27 of 50
Young queens ______than older queens (best choice)?
delay egg laying in the fall more
delay egg laying in the spring more
initiate brood rearing earlier in the spring
lay later in the fall and initiate brood rearing earlier in the spring
I've actually never heard any of these. I have heard the "colonies with older queens swarm more" story, which I couldn't prove by my queens since many of them are often older (not this year though...)
Question 30 of 50
Package bees upon arrival should be fed and stored at ____ degrees F. until they can be installed in the hive?
50 - 60
Well I'd be happy with any of those temps... (farenheit of course) but I suppose 70 would be nice to have. Nothing wrong with 50-60 and that would be prefered to 75 or 80... but they want 50-60 F
Question 32 of 50
You watch a swarm leave a hive but it returns five minutes later - why?
The scout bees got lost
Weather conditions were not favorable
The queen phermone was missing
The swarm had a virgin queen
I shocked that they think they know why... my guess is the queen was clipped and couldn't join them, but there are lots of possible reasons. Sometimes I think it was a queen mating and they never intended to leave...
Question 33 of 50
Female varroa mites survive during broodless periods in the hive by?
burrowing into pollen cells
attaching themselves to worker honey bees and sucking blood
become inactive and go into diapause
feed on honey stores found within the hive
Bees don't actually have blood... they have hemolymph...
Question 35 of 50
A strain of honey bees that are known for rapidly reducing brood production when the honey flow ceases is?
Wow! I want two of them... Caucasian and Carniolan. But I have to pick one?
Question 37 of 50
The most common race or strain of honey bees in the United States is ________?
Well Italians might have a slight edge, but I would not call it a done deal. There are a lot of Carniolans out there...
Question 40 of 50
Wax bloom can be removed from a candle by ...?
wiping with a cloth
placing wax in the sun
Dipping the candle in boiling water
scraping the bloom off the candle
Wow! I thought this was a beekeeping quiz...
Question 42 of 50
The morphometrics system identification of Africanized bees is done using digitized images of what bee part?
width of abdominal sterna
And it's totally worthless since it is not measuring genetics, it's measuring physical size which is determined by cell size...
Question 43 of 50
A material used for the construction of hive equipment is well known for it's long life and ability to hold paint. Even without the protection of paint it will last for centuries. ?
Kind of a strange question. OLD GROWTH cyprus was a very durable wood, but there is none of that available and cyprus is a kind of cedar. Cedar has the same reputation as cyprus. I assume they want cyprus for the answer, but I don't agree that it is a clear choice.
Question 44 of 50
The first acknowledged work to describe the queen as a female was written in?
1568 is the right answer but the closest they have to that is 1586... Maybe for once they have set aside their chronological snobbery? Someone actually read Bienen-Kunst? and then got the date wrong...
Question 46 of 50
The process of diminishing the cooling surface of a cluster of bees during a cold period is accomplished by?
increasing the amount of heat produced within the cluster
increasing the density of bees in the cluster
increasing the amount of food consumed
increasing the ambient temperature in the hive
I'm not sure I get this one. They will do all of them, of course, but the one that will decrease the surface AREA may be what they are trying to get at...
Question 47 of 50
Guard bees at the entrance to a hive distinguish workers from their own colony by?
the behavior of the incoming bee
the secreation of a fluid by the incoming bee
the touching of the antenna of the incoming bee
the odor of the incoming bee
Wow! I would have to say several of the above... but I think the biggest is "the behavior of the incoming bee". Since Hoopingarner says that a large percent of workers in a hive are not from that hive (they drifted) I'd have to say the guard bees pay more attention to if they act like they live their than if they smell right...
Question 48 of 50
Honey bee pheromones vary greatly. Ovary suppression in workers is controlled by.. ?
A phermone that evaporates quickly, waft through the air, and then dissipates quickly
A phermone that is oily and causes long term physiological changes.
A phermone that is extremely volatile and is released by scent glands on very young worker bees
A phermone that is released by older worker bees.
Kind of a strange question. Why not go to what pheromone it is. It is released, not by "very young worker bees" but by open brood (larvae). But apparently you want to know more detailed properties of it...
Question 49 of 50
The minimum temperature for active foraging is approximately _____ degrees F.?
I once saw them working quite hard on something when it was sunny, calm and 27 F... that was not typical though, so I assume they want something more like 50 or 55 F... Back when I had Italians, I would have said 55 F but now I'd say mine are more like 50 F.