If you are in to beekeeping and honeybees are hiving at your apiary, you have to choose the best from the seven popular species of honey bee that produces more honey in order to gain profit. A mellifera and Apis cerana japonica are two well known species in these kinds can be transported anywhere including their hives. In realizing the benefits of these business favors sizable commercial ventures to bolster $100 million beekeeping business and $10 billion worth of agricultural crops.Beekeeping and honeybees are almost the same in context. If an apiary has to be built, it practices will be applied the same. The length a honey bee is half an inch with three or five alternating yellow brown stripes. They have two pair of wings and have sting at the end of their abdomen. Beekeeping with honey bees requires thorough understanding on how these insects live and work.
If we have to understand the sociology of honey bees beekeeping must be practiced with enough information regarding these insects. If we have to refine our techniques, their biological aspects must be probed as well. Like all bees, honey bees are vegetarians. Their diet includes protein from pollen and honey from nectar. Beekeeping requires knowledge about the caste system of these hardworking insects: The Queen that maintains the colony’s population, the worker that does all the chores, and the drone (male bees) whose sole purpose is to mate with the virgin Queen. In beekeeping, a honey bee takes three weeks to be developed into a “hive bee”. If eggs are hatched, another three weeks must also pass to do hive chores and larvae feeding that will promote them into a “field bee” after the hive period. If you are into it leave the hive to return with nectar, pollen and water. Expect that their wings will wear and death will occur for another three weeks again. If you have noticed swarm of honey bees beekeeping means the hive is in swarm mode. That swarm will leave the apiary because of overcrowding, taking the Queen with them on the process and a new virgin Queen will emerge. In taking care of honeybees beekeeping recognizes that pesticides can affect bee colonies. Pesticides are chemicals sprayed on plants and flowers to kill insects, mites, weeds, bacteria and fungi. In beekeeping, a beekeeper must aware that these chemicals are toxic to his bees.In order to reduce the damage of pesticides must be taken carefully with constant communication to farmers and applicators of those harmful chemicals. Beekeeping is a responsible effort and cooperation especially nowadays that pesticides are constantly in use.
Without honeybees beekeeping will never flourish. It is the backbone of all beekeeping business because of honey and agricultural crops because they pollinate flowers to increase fruit yield. Be careful on their sting though, it might cause anaphylactic shock caused by the sting that might cause allergy.If there are unwanted colonies of honey bees beekeeping is a challenging trade. Property owners might hire beekeepers to remove bee colonies near their home fear to get sting. In beekeeping, removing the whole hive is the best course of action. If you are into beekeeping and honey bees create a hive far from apiary then expect to be called when the bees invade somebody’s home.