Are you concerned about the reported decline in bee numbers? Do you have a desire to get back to nature, and collect your honey from source? Perhaps you just want to help support the development of bee colonies?
Long has beekeeping been an accepted practice, supporting the delicate eco-system of the food chain, by encouraging pollinators. The beekeeper and the hive is a symbiotic relationship, as old as time itself.
Beekeeping is a wonderful pursuit with rewards that can undoubtedly outweigh the efforts. But without the right equipment, it can be dangerous - both to the beekeeper and to the bees.
One of the most common goals for any beekeeper is the protection of essential colonies of pollinators that agriculture relies on so heavily.
The other, of course, is to collect honey.
Are you concerned about the decline of the bee? Do you worry what will happen if bees just suddenly cease to exist?
Bees are essential pollinators, and there’s a big argument to suggest that we’re in big trouble without them.
According to Greenpeace, bee numbers have been in decline since the late 1990s, when beekeepers around the world spotted a mysterious and somewhat abrupt disappearance of the bees from their hives.
While there’s no single cause that can be attributed with any absolute certainty for the unexplained decline, other than the proclivity of certain pesticides, one thing is for sure -
More of us need to become beekeepers to protect bee populations.