Bee Keeping in Depth.
Bee keeping and honey making becomes more enjoyable if you are able to do it through your own effort and enjoy your effort. Different people that are active in the art of bee keeping either take it as a business or as a hobby. Honey is produced by the worker bees in a colony . The moment a colony is started, workers begin by making combs that are going to be used in the rearing of young ones and also as places where honey will be stored. Pollination takes place when the bees go from flower to flower collecting nectar and pass pollen grains in the process. Nectars are juices with different sugar concentrations and thy have some benefits. Bees produce enzymes from their bodies that makes them turn the sucrose into glucose and fructose that in turn makes the honey.
A second enzyme comes to play where a small amount of the glucose is converted into hydrogen peroxide and gluconic acid. The acid has some benefit to the honey because its presence makes the honey made resistant to bacteria , fungi and mold. The hydrogen peroxide provides the honey with short term protection as it ripens or made ready for the larvae to be consumed as food. Different nectar content influence the taste and the color that the honey will have. There is nothing wrong with being hooked on a certain color of honey but the fact is that color of honey does not in any way affect the quality of the honey.
Bee keeping as a business can become very profitable if approached in the right way. Bee keeping does not limit you to make money from the honey alone, if you are creative enough you can make money from literally every product of the entire process. Creative marketing will enable you to sell pollination services to farmers as they understand the importance of the bees. The honey combs and wax still have a lot of applications in different products and this means there is a gap for you to fill with your product.
Most bee keepers who work on it as a full time business will agree that it takes time to build the business up but when it gets at the desired spot it will definitely pay off. If you are looking to start a business in keeping of bees, you will not require a lot of land, all you need is a strategic place to place your hive and leave them be. In bee keeping you will not be engaged much physically, it’s one of the reasons why people take it as a hobby. Depending on how you take your bee keeping , there are different types of bee keepers. You are either a hobby bee keeper , a sideliner bee keeper and lastly a commercial bee keeper.