Chapter 2 – Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera)

WASBA Beginning Beekeeping Certification

This chapter includes a brief history of the honey bee in the United States; information on honey bee breeds and strains; when to order; local suppliers; different ways of acquiring a colony; the three castes of bees (workers, drones, queen) and their roles in the colony; and basic honey bee anatomy.

Please read chapter 2 as well as review the video or other material for this chapter. Please fill free to leave comments or ask questions. The test will be posted Saturday the June 6th.

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