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Chukwuemeka, U.O. (1999(: Impact of Bee keeping/Honey hunting on forest species in the          Guinea Savannah of South Easter Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension Vol.3,      Published by Agricultural Extension Society of

Setting up of national and county honey farmers board is a way of reaching and exploiting the market. Every family can start a bee keeping activity as an income generating activity. Bee keeping wastes no time but it does require some patience. Once you set up your bee keeping business, you are done. You only wait then to harvest and your income flows as long as you live. It is just an amazing self investing business.

Akachuku, E.A. (1993): “Bee keeping for honey and wax production in Nigeria” The Green:          Magazine of National Association of Agricultural Students, University of Ibadan.


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The art of beekeeping appeared in ancient China for a long time and hardly traceable to its origin. In the book “Golden Rules of Business Success” written by Fan Li (or Tao Zhu Gong) during the Spring and Autumn Period there are some parts mentioning the art of beekeeping and the importance of the quality of the wooden box for bee keeping that can affect the quality of its honey.

Every thought about keeping bees? Tricia goes over the process of starting and setting up the hive. Check out our next video for how to install bees in your …

The equipment for bee farming can be constructed locally or bought from the market. There many companies that can provide bee keeping equipments cheaply. If you can not afford to purchase then one can make a traditional one.

Your bee keeping for beginners list most definitely needs to include a smoker. The smoker is used to calm the bees and keeps them from going into a tizzy when you approach them. Smoke relaxes and soothes their temperament making them much less likely to sting. While some may think it sinister or cruel, it has a tranquilizing effect and really does no damage – especially when you use organic substances to create your smoke. Natural fibers like burlap will insure the air is not hazardous and the honey remains pure.

Honey contains up to 85% sugar. A good quality honey should contain about 19% water. It is ever in demand and it a good way to earn oneself some cash. Honey has properties for treating burns and wounds effectively. It has lived long for this purpose in traditional African society. Bees collect propolis from plants; this is a bee product with high medicinal value. It is used as antibacterial, anti fungal, and anti-viral, according to the National Bee Keeping Station, Annual report: 2003

Bee keeping dates back to the 13th century BC when it was practiced by ancient Egyptians. Once it was introduced by John Harbison to the United States, it became more modernized with updated techniques and became the main profession and financial sustenance for beekeepers.

Although more pushed for time now that we are ‘busy as bees’ with our B&B (oh dear!!) we still love our bees and our guests love the honey, but although bee keeping is engaging and informative and the honey is delicious there are yet more pressing reasons why you should keep bees.

Many people search for jobs everywhere but if these people could do bee keeping, it would be a well-paying job. Many could employ themselves by embracing the bee keeping business. One may ask him or herself which other business can give over two-hundred percent profit. Honey harvesting is normally 3 – 6 times a year according to the South Abardere honey farmer’s society. One single beehive can produce up to 10 kilogram’s of honey per harvest.

Farinde, A.J, Soyebo, K.O. and Oyedokan, M.O. (2005): Exploration of Bee keeping as a coping    strategy in a deregulated economy. Journal of Agricultural Extension Vol.8, Published by          Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria

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