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Honey Bees and Beekeeping
Honey bees, like ants, termites and some wasps, are social insects. Unlike ants and wasps, bees are vegetarians; their protein comes from pollen and their carbohydrate comes from honey which they make from nectar. Social insects live together in groups, cooperate in foraging tasks and the care of young, and have different types, or "castes," of individuals. There are three castes of honey bees Figure 1 :. A colony may have 2, to 60, workers. Queen - A fully fertile female specialized for producing eggs. When a queen dies or is lost, workers select a few young worker larvae and feed them a special food called "royal jelly.
Thanks to the indefatigable pollinating bees, beekeeping plays an essential role both in terms of agricultural yields and the maintenance of plant and tree biodiversity throughout the world. In addition bees provide different honeys as food supplements but also noble products used in apitherapy such as pollen, royal jelly, propolis, venom and wax. Via this website, the world's No. Also listed are the coordinates of over a hundred beekeeping equipment suppliers for apiaries and honeyhouses, bee products , populated colonies, package bees and queens , veterinary drugs , service providers , apiculture trade unions and others. Welcome everybody! Beekeeping equipment.
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An Introduction to Beekeeping: Equipment Descriptions
Honey bees Apis mellifera L. For thousands of years, man has plundered honey bee colonies to get honey, bee larvae and beeswax. In recent decades, bee plundering has given way to bee management. Now, honey bees are commonly kept in artificial hives throughout the United States, and a large and sophisticated beekeeping industry provides valuable honey, beeswax and pollination services. A large section of the industry, well represented in Georgia, is devoted to mass-producing queens and bees for sale to other beekeepers. Although many people make a living from bees, most beekeepers are hobbyists who have only a few hives and who simply enjoy working with these fascinating insects. Honey bees, like ants, termites and some wasps, are social insects.