This site is aimed at informing both the beginner bee keeper and those gaining more experience about all aspects of the craft of bee keeping and the issue of pollination which our bees perform.
Pollination is included as this is critical to the survival of mankind and our bees are a very significant part of maintaining this so an understanding of it is good for everyone and essential for beekeepers.
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>> This site is under constant development and being updated frequently <<
>> Last site modification on 24-04-2014 <<
This section covers all the key areas that a new beekeeper should be familiar with, ie: bee equipment, personal equipment, hive sites, bees, handling bees and feeding bees.
An Ability Check List is added for those that want to measure their own abilities at this level.
While this section is called Continuing Beekeepers it covers many areas that a novice will be seeking to know as well as providing information and reference material for the more experienced beekeepers.
This secion includes: hives, breeding, pests& diseases, swarm control, migratory beekeeping, extracting and showing honey.
Insects and the plants that need active pollination have been around for circa 140 million years; 90% of all growing plants need some animal (insect, bird or mammal) action to facilitate their pollination.
It has been estimated that insect pollinated crops provide around 70% of global vitamin A and pollination increases the yield of these plants by about 43% (Eilers et al 2011).