To all the Bee lovers out there, I am writing an article for everyone who is considering beekeeping. This article will help with giving you broader information about the topic. I will run through what beekeeping is, why choose beekeeping as a hobby, and all the benefits that they will bring to your garden. Beekeeping has been around for a very long time, initially to obtain honey without looking in the wild. In the modern-day people start beekeeping for many different reasons, and have found efficient methods in doing so. Here are the main reasons why you should choose beekeeping as a hobby.
An average Bee colony produces 60-100 pounds(27-45kg) of honey per year. Honey is used in many dishes and has medicinal properties. Nothing beats collecting your own honey from your back garden. Not only does it taste better, but it’s also healthier, cheaper than the commercial honey, and feels amazing. This is the main reason why people start beekeeping. You may also consider making home remedies with honey, such as face masks, lip balm, creams, hair, and beauty products.
To Help Pollinate Flowers
If you grow flowers, bees will help by transferring the pollen from the anther of one flower to the stigma of another. Once pollination occurs, the fertilized flowers produce seeds, which enables the plant to reproduce. This will enhance the growth of your flowers and make your garden look better and more bee-friendly.
Honey is not the only product used that’s made by bees. Beeswax is also a popular reason why beekeeping is beneficial. Beeswax is eaten for its medicinal properties for lowering cholesterol, pain relief, inflammation, ulcers, and diarrhea. It is also applied to the skin to help with burns, itching, fungal infections, rashes, and hemorrhoids. In addition, beeswax is also used to make lip gloss, candles, paste, and more.
Many people don’t know what propolis is. Propolis is a red, or brown substance collected by honeybees to seal and varnish honeycombs. Why is propolis useful to us? Propolis can actually be used as medicine, helps heal bones, fight cancer, cold sores, herpes, skin burn, diabetes management and so much more.
Help Save The Bees
The number of bees has been declining worldwide due to an event called CCD(Colony Collapse Disorder). This occurs when worker bees abandon the hive which isn’t in the bees’ instincts to leave the queen and hive. The alarming thing is that this is happening in massive numbers worldwide, which could lead to crops and food supply decreasing from the lack of pollination. By growing bees in your back garden, you will contribute to helping reduce the effect of CCD.