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Chapter 39-44

Bees - Biology and Management, Chapters 39-44

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University of Guelph
Environmental Sciences
ENVS 2210
Ernesto Guzman

Apiculture Chapter Summary Notes Chapter 39BEES WAXWaxes occur naturally on plants and animals and are made from petroleumAre a mixture of long chain fatty acids with other constituents not pureBees wax secreted by young worker honey bees 4 pairs of wax glands in abdomen to make combsSynthesized from the sugars of honey eaten by bees requires enzymes to catalyze process659 kg of honey consumed1 kg of wax producedWorker bees hang in clusters on comb and synthesize wax as it drips out of gland cellcapping bees chew it up so it can be usedfor constructionBees wax does not mix with or absorb water and can water proof a surface and becomes a plastic at32 degrees CelsiusGreat plasticity and strength over wide range of tempsBurns slowly and steadily candle making and can be handled when melted without risk of burningLess dense than water can melt bees wax in hot water as it will solidify on the topHeating wax above 85 degrees Celsiuscan cause discolourationBees waxnatural absorbent for pesticidesThe wax of bumblebees is softer than honeybee wax as bumblebees mix pollen with wax to give it greater strength in nest constructionChapter 40POLLEN
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