SAVE THE BEES Become A Backyard BeeKeeper

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Keeping bees is a subject that is near and dear to my heart as my father, the Grandfather of my children kept bees pretty much his whole life. He is long since gone, but memories of the bee-keeping is very much alive. Have you ever had the pleasure of being a part of this process? Walking right beside the honey-bee hives while they busily fly in and out, never minding you being so close, just focused on the task at hand.

Have you ever had the sheer joy of tasting honey as it is being extracted and honeycomb? There is nothing to compare it to. The fact that man cannot duplicate this process and make honey is one of natures wonders.

We depend on the honey bee for the cycle of life. It is heartbreaking that so much harm has been done not only to the honey bee other insects and birds that are an integral part of our eco-system. A new trend is bee-keeping. You see people realizing the importance not only in the country, but there are even bee hives in certain areas of some cities now.

Have you ever been curious just how to keep bees? This is a hobby well worth researching if you have the desire to be a part of becoming one of those backyard beekeepers. We need bees to pollinate all the food crops that are growing. I live in an area where there are commercial wine crops and fruit trees. It is a common site to see the hives places in the rows and millions of bees out working from early morning until dark.

When my father was keeping bees, he always said to us, don't waste any of the precious honey. One little bee works his entire life that is only about six weeks to produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. That means it takes 12 bees their entire life to produce just ONE teaspoon of honey. Now if that doesn't make you have respect for that last bit of honey in the jar, I don't know what will!

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