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Migratory Beekeeping IELTS Reading Answers
Migratory Beekeeping IELTS Reading Answers

Migratory Beekeeping IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Migratory Beekeeping’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 15. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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1 prepare By early March it is time to move the bees, can take up to seven nights to pack the 4,000 or so hives that a beekeeper may own,  not moved in the middle of the day because too many of the bees would end up homeless. Paragraph E;

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2 full But at night, the hives are stacked onto wooden pallets Paragraph E;

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3 smoke Just in case some are still lively, bees can be pacified with a few puffs of smoke blown into each hive’s narrow entrance. Paragraph E;

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4 charge In their new location, the beekeeper will pay the farmer to allow his bees to feed in such places as orange groves. Paragraph F;

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5 machines The supers are taken to a warehouse. In the extracting room, the frames are lilted out and lowered into an “uncapper” where rotating blades shave away the wax Paragraph G;

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6 combs The uncapped frames, carousel, bottom of a large stainless steel drum, The carousel is filled to capacity with 72 frames. A switch is flipped and the frames begin to whirl, centrifugal force throws the honey out of the combs Paragraph G;

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7 split To create new colonies, a healthy double hive, teeming with bees, can be separated into two boxes. One half will hold the queen and a young, already mated queen can be put in the other half, to make two hives from one. Paragraph H;

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8 comb the beekeepers open the hives and stack extra boxes called supers on top. These temporary hive extensions contain frames of empty comb for the bees to fill with honey. Paragraph F;

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9 Frames  These temporary hive extensions contain frames of empty comb for the bees to fill with honey. Paragraph F;

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10 screen To prevent the queen from crawling up to the top and laying eggs, a screen can be inserted between the brood chamber and the supers. Paragraph F;

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11 Brood chamber In the brood chamber below, the bees will stash honey to eat later. Paragraph F;

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12 NOT GIVEN 
13 YES In the 1880s North American beekeepers experimented moving bees on barges along the Mississippi and on waterways in Florida, but their lighter, wooden hives kept falling into the water. Other keepers tried the railroad and horse- drawn wagons, but that didn’t prove practical. Paragraph C;

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14 NOT GIVEN
15 NO A switch is flipped and the frames begin to whirl at 300 revolutions per minute; centrifugal force throws the honey out of the combs. Paragraph G;

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