Category - Bee Keeping

Domestication of Wild Bees

Beekeeping, or apiculture, is the maintenance of honey bee colonies by humans. A beekeeper or apiarist maintains the bees in order to collect beeswax and honey, for the purpose of pollination of crops and/or to produce...

Choosing a Hive

In early years, bees were usually kept in wicker or straw hives known as skeps. When the bees died or moved away from their hives, the honeycomb detached after the season. Several stock hives are usually retained for...

Choosing a hive location

The location of your hive should be planned and chosen carefully long before you have bees to put in. Once a hive is already established, it would be difficult to move it to a better location. A good location for your...

Buying Bees

In buying bees, the immediate decision to be made is “is it worthwhile buying package bees or buying “nucs”.” For easier understanding of the terms: package bees are a complete colony, which consists of 10...

Bee Hives

Honeybees (Genus Apis) are one of the most popular insects with economic benefits. They live and raise their young in an enclosed structure called the bee hive. The hives’ internal structure is called a honeycomb, which...

Bee colonies (Mating of queens)

For many years, scientists around the world have continuously studied and examined the nature of different species of bees. Presently, they have gathered enough facts and information to help explain the process of...

Annual Cycle of a Bee Colony

Bees are flying insects which are closely related to ants and wasps. Bees feed on nectar for their energy source and get protein and other nutrients from pollen. Pollen is also used as the larvae’s food. The maintenance...