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Honey and beeswax is a very much sought after commodity, and many worldwide producers are eager to produce them to fulfill the large demand from the food and medicinal industry. You can find beekeepers in almost all parts of the world, Asia, the United States, the African continent and Europe. There is a huge difference in the way beekeeping is being carried out in the United States and in its place of origin, Europe. Interestingly, it has not been affected by each cultural system and remains a part of a cultural heritage in many parts of the world.


Honey is often used in religious rituals and celebrations where it is a vital ingredient to add to meals and concoctions to sweeten it. Most Americans who enter Beginner beekeeping produce honey to supply the local market and for shipment to countries that do not possess honey bee producers of their own. They usually produce honey in smaller amounts which is insufficient when supplying international retail giants such as Whole Food Market.


US beekeeping methods are so advanced that we can collect enough honey from our industry to cater for the growing demands worldwide. Bees remain dormant all throughout winter and the first buds of spring marks the beginning of a rapid honey producing season, when flowers are plentiful for them to feed and pollinate. Restaurant owners and restaurants worldwide which use honey in its menu, often gets its supply from the home country.


Beekeepers often spend time during weekends watching hives and it is a good way to pass the time away productively. Even during the peak producing seasons between May to September, hives don't need too much maintenance, in fact just an hour a day watching them would be just fine. A good beekeeping season can produce anything up to 100 pounds of honey and depending on how much the buyer pays for each pound, you can work out how much you'll make for every harvest you get.


Bumblebees are annoying creatures during the beekeeping season; they are those big and yellow bees that you can see moving through those flowers during the spring seasons. They live underground and flowers which are supposed to be enjoyed by the honey bees are now being swarmed by those bumblebees, which have an easier access to them. In order to help increase honey production, beekeepers will move the hives to a new location where there is ample supply of fresh flowers for the honey bees to feed on. Different batches of flowers will produce different forms of honey, so moving the hives to another place will often produce a different type of honey, depending on the types of flowers they feed on.


For a recommended guide to beekeeping visit:Beekeeping for Beginners



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