Everything you need to know to become a beekeeper
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Anybody Can Become A Beekeeper
It makes no difference if you are a man, woman or younger child, you can become a beekeeper, whether you live in the big city, the suburbs or out in the country side.
Honeybees are a joy to keep in the backyard simply for their buzzing presence and, on hot days, the smell of honey, wafting through the air within ten feet of the hive. They increase pollination in your yard and therefore increase your yields from fruit trees and vegetables. You may also harvest honey (gallons per year), beeswax, pollen, and propolis from the hive. Your own honey will provide you a tasty treat for your home table as well as a gift for relatives, friends or neighbors. I never knew of anyone to turn down a free jar of honey !
Some people develop beekeeping into a profitable sideline providing themselves with some extra supplemental income.
As long as you are mobile enough to get around your yard by one means or another, there is no reason why (with maybe a little help from a friend or relative for lifting hive boxes) you cannot take up beekeeping along with anyone else. See Beekeeping With A Handicap
Beekeeping can provide you with a lifetime interest that will keep you learning something new everyday, as well as providing you with many pleasurable moments of relief from the daily stresses of living and working.
Bees have to fly a total of 72,000 miles to gather enough honey for one jar.
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So .... let's get started to learn how to begin beekeeping. Check out the menu above and start out now to find out who lives inside that beehive and what they do in there. Many illustrative videos about various aspects of beekeeping are offered throughout the site.
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Learn about Top Bar Hive Beekeeping - a different way of keeping bees that is economically inexpensive and environmentally sound.
Do you have a question about honey bees or beekeeping ? Visit our "Ask The Beekeeper" page !
Honey Bees need a good nearby source of water.
Visit Bees-Online, an educational site about honey bees, the health benefits of honey, enhancing your beauty with honey, how to remove bees from walls and ceilings, learn what honey bees do in the winter, plus a wealth of other information of interest on honey bees.
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