Impact of Bee keeping on forest species

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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

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.

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.


bee keeping

Are you looking into the bee keeping hobby craze? The allure of this hobby is that it is challenging, exciting, and even a little dangerous all at the same time. There are those going in with the intention of gaining a bit of pocket money, while others just really love working in the outdoors. Either way, those who see that golden jar of honey all know that real success starts with a reliable bee keeping for beginners guide.

IWF Documentary about a Heather Skep Apiary in Central Europe, Northern Lower Saxony.

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

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.

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.

If you want to enjoy the full benefits of bee keeping is essential to evaluate, learn and hear new ideas on an ongoing basis. However, taking advice and suggestions with caution, a process or method that works for one beekeeper may not necessarily be successful for another.

Onwbuya, E.A. (2004): Improving Rural Household through Bee keeping in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. Paper presented at the 9th Annual conference of        Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON) held at the Conference Hall Obafemi         Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 8th – 11th March.

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