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Offline iddee

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The Beekeeping test is back
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:19:13 pm »
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 09:48:15 pm »
46!
Didn't know when AHB were released in Brazil so guessed at 19XX
Thought deep frame of honey was X-X pounds instead of X-X pounds
Got XXXXX method of rearing queens wrong
Forgot the fourth one I got wrong.
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 10:09:09 pm »
31/50, adequate keeper.....I will be interested in taking this as years pass on.  I probably could have gained 5 or so questions right had I taken more time to think about the questions.  Hard but cool test.

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 06:47:58 am »
46!
Didn't know when AHB were released in Brazil so guessed at 19XX
Thought deep frame of honey was X-X pounds instead of X-X pounds
Got XXXXX method of rearing queens wrong
Forgot the fourth one I got wrong.

Thanks for two answers, Perry! ;)

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 06:49:53 am »
Oooooops, I didn't think about that Bakersdozen, I am going to take care of that right now. Sorry!  :-[
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 07:00:52 am »
Ouch, 26, just better than average. But I'll admit I guessed at most of the answers
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 08:13:30 am »
I am having a lot of trouble with my web browser not showing up web pages and I cannot get the test page to come up on this one either.

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 08:16:26 am »
Ken, are you using firefox? You need to be. It's what everyone is going to. It works great on most things you want to do.
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 09:18:51 am »
I use Google Chrome and it worked flawlessly.

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 09:35:03 am »
I got 40 out of 50!  surprised myself! 

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 09:37:07 am »
38/50 formidable beekeeper  ;)

proper spelling honeybee or honey bee
$$ value of pollination in USA
Questions like these are ... silly
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2014, 11:51:25 am »
I have a fear of tests, goes way back to elemetary school and old cranky scolding teachers. However! I'm going to take this test and use it as a tool to enhance my bee knowledge. But not today... maybe tomorrow  :D
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 12:07:48 pm »
proper spelling honeybee or honey bee
$$ value of pollination in USA
Questions like these are ... silly

I agree,  and also think they are way off on the temperature of heating honey that affects the taste and color......

It is a shame that they contaminated the question pool with trivial/useless information
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 12:24:57 pm »
36/50 formidable keeper.
Not terribly sure that I agree.
But it was a fun test to take.
I'm starting to think that the bees are keeping me...

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2014, 03:32:44 pm »
I use Google Chrome and it worked flawlessly.

I haven't found anything better.  But not to highjack the thread, I took the test again and move up to adequate beekeeper, 32/50.
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2014, 04:38:09 pm »
I think it is more of a trivia and memory thing than actual beekeeping skills type test.
More fun than anything.
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 04:47:40 pm »
Very true Perry, but  I did learn that EHB is not ropy, so it is educational! :)

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 06:04:46 pm »
Each time you take the test, the questions are different. There are only so many pertinent questions you can ask about bees. To get several sets of 50, there are going to be silly, opinionated, maybe a few absolutely wrong ones. One may ask something like what month do they swarm most. I bet Australia and Canada would argue heavily over the answer. It is just a fun thing, designed to educate. Those you agree with teach or confirm you. Those you don't agree with should send you researching.
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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2014, 06:25:11 pm »
39 and a 41.  A lot of guesses on the trivia questions.  Missed several questions I should have known and needed to have known.  Got to do some homework now :-[  Nice test for self evaluation.

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Re: The Beekeeping test is back
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2014, 06:33:17 pm »
Modesty rules.   I made some good guesses.
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