The Art of Bee Keeping.
When you are able to make your own honey ,it’s worth the effort when it all pays off. Different people that are active in the art of bee keeping either take it as a business or as a hobby. Honey production is done by the worker bee in the colony. Worker bees begin by making combs as areas where they will bring up the young ones and also as honey storage units. The worker bees collect nectar from flower to flower and in the process they pass pollen grains facilitating pollination. The nectar in different flowers will have different substances in them that makes them very beneficial to the human health who use honey. Bees produce enzymes from their bodies that makes them turn the sucrose into glucose and fructose that in turn makes the honey.
The enzyme glucose oxidase takes a small portion of the glucose and converts it into gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide. The gluconic acid makes the honey resistant to fungi , mold and any other type of bacteria. The hydrogen peroxide provides the honey with short term protection as it ripens or made ready for the larvae to be consumed as food. The taste and the color of the honey you will harvest is dependent from which flowers the nectar will be collected from. There is nothing wrong with being hooked on a certain color of honey but the fact is that color of honey does not in any way affect the quality of the honey.
When it comes to bee keeping as a business , when done the right way, you stand to make very good returns. Bee keeping business does not mean that you will cash in on honey production alone there are a lot of products that the bees leave around that will make you serious money. You can sell pollination services to farmers stress free but with good marketing, all you have to do is present your hives and let the bees do the rest. The honey combs and wax still have a lot of applications in different products and this means there is a gap for you to fill with your product.
Full time bee keeping is lucrative as any business but you will have to work your way up to profits gradually but in the end it will be worth it. Bee keeping does not requires acres of land or expansive hives making the business easier to run and commit to as well. In bee keeping you will not be engaged much physically, it’s one of the reasons why people take it as a hobby. Depending on how you take your bee keeping , there are different types of bee keepers. In bee keeping you are either a commercial bee keeper ,a sideliner or just taking it as a hobby which ever it is love and enjoy every moment.