Honeybee Hobby-How to Manage Honeybees for Sweeter Honey
A honeybee absolutely produces quality honey perfect for sweet herbal teas. It doesn't only bring taste but as well as health benefits.
To improve the taste of honey, you must see to it that the honeybee colony is well taken care of as shown on the following tips.
1. Study the essentials of beekeeping. Take time to learn to make bee hives and caring for the bee colony. There should be online lessons offered that will include lessons on setting up, care and inspecting the bees. You may avoid getting a bee sting when you're taking these lessons. Also included in the lessons are the right materials to use as well as the right clothes to put on when meeting the colony.
2. Materials for beekeeping must only be bought from vendors who specialize in beekeeping. As this can be a very popular hobby, it can take some time to get the hives delivered to your home. Bee hives are usually for sale in the month of March, so it's best to order in advance.
3. Buy the bees from where you bought the hives. Bees are more available in March, the same as the hives, so it is good to place an order in advance. Hives and bees must be purchased from a single company, if possible. Doing this will allow the bees to feel comfortable being in their hives. Each hive should accommodate around 10 thousand (10,000) bees at one time with one marked queen. A hive without a queen should not be accepted.
4. Start by working with one hive. Having more hives to take care of could be exciting but for newbies, starting with a single hive is enough. It is important to know the proper way to care for a honeybee so that they may be productive.
Getting honey from honeybees may not just allow you to make sweet teas but also wonderful-tasting desserts. In the past, before sugar refineries were even thought of, honey sweetened all kinds of food. The benefits to health are immeasurable. Beekeeping provides fresh, unaltered taste of honey. Groceries may provide bottles of honey that are convenient for purchase, but remember, the honey has been processed so they could have longer shelf-life. Have healthy honey which is natural, straight from the garden.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve is a UK bee keeper and writes about the UK honeybee population, it's recent decline and the challenges involved in keeping healthy bees. It also discusses the swarm collection.