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Why the beeкeeping?

Why did we become beekeepers? Many ask, and few become beekeepers. Are we, who become beekeepers, not knowing whether this is part of the personal plan or coincidence? If it’s a personal business plan, to get rich, we will realize in a couple of years that we have missed the goal. If it is love for bees, what kind of love is it if it is not returned! Where there is love, if the bees fight and defend themselves, the living space and the food they have collected. Is it a love when a beekeeper seeks to take away as much food as he has collected for himself and his offspring. The answers to these essential questions require a smaller number of beekeepers, while members do not ask questions or offer answers. They take away honey and sell. In answering the question of how it becomes a beekeeper, I exclude coincidence, because I stand at the point of view that nothing is accidental in the world, that everything has its sense of reaching out.

It’s the job that a man always goes with excitement, expectation, joy, mixed feelings and anxieties, whether the moon will be treated or experienced some disappointment. Before becoming a beekeeper, everyone should think well and reconsider their motif for beekeeping. Because if you first think about buying a centrifuge, then the hive-bee does not start, because it will not have any spiritual or material benefits from beekeeping.

How did we start?

We started with a smaller number of hives and gradually expanded the apiary by the gradual progress in beekeeping knowledge. Usually, it begins with three to five hives, but with unselfish mutual help and more.

We must always check the allergy test for bee stings. Regardless of everything, love, goodwill, and perseverance, however, the life and health of our beekeepers should be at the forefront. It is necessary to know that bee-keeping is not an easy job and that a lot of deviation, physical and mental power is required.

Not only do we work for us, whether from hobbies, enjoyment or production of honey, but we also help other farmers as our bees pollinate their plants. Cooperation with honey sellers and other farmers is in the first place. All new bee lovers are always welcome.

What is beekeeping?

Beekeeping is a type of agricultural occupation that involves the cultivation and utilization of honey bees in hives for obtaining direct or indirect benefits… Direct benefits from beekeeping are obtained in the following products: honey, beeswax, bee venom, royal jelly, pollen, propolis. In addition, he also receives swarms and nuts for reproduction in beekeeping. The indirect benefit of the beekeeping by pollinating agricultural plants is significantly greater than direct, about 100 to 150 times because in nature about 80% of plants are entomophile (insect pollinating plants).

Beekeeping can be:

  • hobby
  • additional job
  • commercial business

History of beekeeping

Beekeeping is one of the earliest occupations of man. He’s older than crop, and maybe even cattle breeding. The ancestor of today’s man did not grow bees, but he sought them in the cavities of trees and rocks. The bees were destroyed, and they took away honey and wax, so “bees” were bees. The oldest data on beekeeping originates from the Stone Age. Found in a cave near Baker, Spain, it is about 30,000 years old and has been shown taking honey from the wall. The ancient Egyptians and Assyrians were among the first to grow bees. They also knew the method of taking honey without destroying the bees. In many tombs, reliefs were found on which bees and honey were painted. The ancient Greeks received the beekeeping skills of the Egyptians and the Romans of the Greeks.

Types of apiary

  • Sowing a bee – a honeybee in which hives move to areas where, depending on the time of the year, honey plants are flourishing.
  • Beekeeper – a bee in which bees are grown in a special (ecological) manner with the supervision of state institutions.

Beekeeping accessories

In addition to the indispensable hives, for the basic treatment of beekeeping, they require a chimney, a beehive, a hive to open hives, nuts cages, an apiary for beekeepers, a frame for carrying the frame, several griddles and a small tool (hammer, pliers, nails, etc.) .

Smoke detector

The smoke detector serves to calm the bees. It is a device that consists of a bellows and tin roller box with a firebox and zipper. Below the firebox that is located on the bottom side, there is a tube through which the bubble enters the air. The air flow makes the burning material burning, and the smoke comes out through the hole. If several sprays of smoke are applied to bees, they will eat a certain amount of honey.

Beehive

The beehive protects the head of the beekeeper from the bees’ stings. The net with the net must be transparent, and therefore it is usually made of black cotton finish.

Knife to open a hive

The hive to open a hive is an important device in beekeeping, and therefore the beekeeper must always have it at hand. It is set to scrape, clean, separate the frame and body, etc.

Honey extractor

The honey extractor is a part of the equipment that allows the extraction of honey from the honeycomb. The frames are placed in a jug, and they rotate, and then due to the centrifugal force between the exits from the honeycomb and the impact on the wall of the sprinkler. Then it is poured into the tapping faucet and stored in the packaging.