No bees, no honey;
no work, no money.
Beekeeping can be a fascinating hobby, a profitable sideline,
or a full-time occupation. You may want to keep bees for
the delicious fresh honey they produce, for the benefits
of their valuable services as pollinators, or perhaps simply
for the enjoyment of learning more about one of nature’s
most interesting insects.
Almost anyone can keep bees. Honey
bees normally only sting to defend themselves or theircolony;
are handled properly and precautions are taken, stinging
is not a major problem. Most beekeepers develop a tolerance
for bee venom over time and have reduced sensitivity to
pain and swelling. However, the few people who react strongly
to bee stings and pollen or who are unable to get over
fears of stings should avoid contact with bees.
in Slovenia are hobbyists. Beekeeping is generally
considered a minor industry. However, because
of its interrelationship with agriculture and dependency
of growers of several commodities on honey bee pollination,
beekeeping is much more important than merely thevalue
of the beeswax and honey produced annually.
This manual is all about beekeeping—understanding honey
bee biology, getting started, managing bee colonies for
fun and/or profit—and is designed to help you become a
In the last few years more and more
people have become interested in beekeeping. Many of them
like me see beekeeping
as a form
of entertainment and relaxation. There are more and more
of us who do not have any professional education in beekeeping
but have general knowledge and just sheer love for nature.
In short, beekeeping and bees represent the best kind of
medication for all the stress and problems we experience
in our fast-paced world.
I decided to do a web page as a result of the encouragement
given by my beekeeping colleagues. My goal is to present
the behives and beekeeping technology via my homepage.
I was also encouraged in setting up my homepage by a Chinese
proverb that states "you become a man when you have
a son, plant a tree and write a book." I have been successful
in the first two areas and as far as the third rule goes
- come on people we live in the 21st century - what do you
mean books - web pages are the way to go.
Take a look and welcome to the world of beekeeping.!!!