Precious bee products: how bee made them?

Except their gift of fertilizing 1/3 of fruits and vegetables, bees provide a wide range of bee products. The most famous product of beekeeping is honey, but wax, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, venom have also unique properties. Most of these products can be consumed directly as produced by bees. Also, these products can be a component of another product (eg famous pasteli with honey, cosmetic products with propolis or royal jelly, etc.). Honey. The bees suck nectar from flowers and store it in an stomach-like organ. When the bee returns to the hive, another bee takes nectar and puts in cells and helps the water to evaporate with her wings. … Read More

Beekeeper’s “tools”

Whenever the beekeeper wants to visit a beehive, he/she wears the beekeeping uniform and gloves. Without these, beekeeper will be totally defenseless in a beehive feeling that someone attacks! We must not forget that the bee do not want to sting us, because that would mean her own death. Bees sting only when they feel that hive is threatened! Beekeeper takes the smoker and the scraper and goes to the beehive. The smoker produces s special smoke from burning specific materials (pine needles, straw, corn distaffs etc.) which make bees feel dizzy. He/she often uses a “magic” mushroom for more dizziness! Producing smoke within the hive makes bees dizzy and … Read More