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Package Bees And Honey

December 03, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 150

Package bees are usually available during the spring time. Honey bees are popular for the production and storage of honey. They are known for the construction of perennial, colonial nests for themselves with wax. There are many species of honey bees of which two are widely used in beekeeping and production of honey and other products.

Honey is made from the deposition of nectar from flowers and trees, which is the food source for the colony. A new hive can be started with the help of a pack of live bees. They are packaged along with one Queen-bee and shipped from the mild winter climate regions to the regions of severe winter climates. This is done during the spring time as it helps in maximizing the hive production and also the survival of the hive.

The package bees are transported in a wooden box which has screening on the front and rear ends. This applies to all types, including ground bees. This is done for ventilation purpose. A can of syrup is usually placed inside for them to feed on during the transport. The Queen-bee and the other bees that are kept inside the box are from separate individual hives. They are kept apart to ensure that their respective odors don't mix and become one. This is done so as to ensure the safety of the Queen-bee as they would kill her as she isn't one of them. These aspects are kept in mind well by most of the hive breeders so as to ensure that the bees are delivered in good condition and are looked after properly.

Most of the time, the bees will die during the transport if they aren't taken care properly. If placed in direct sunlight or without proper ventilation and shade, then you will get many dead ones. Beekeeping is an expensive process as it requires proper care before and during the transport of the package bees. There is great expense in feeding the bees proper so as to obtain maximum egg production from the Queen-bee. The labor also required for removing the bees from their hives that goes into the package and the Queen-bee that is raised is high. Hence, it is an overall expensive procedure.

Since all these aspects are well taken care about during the packaging stage, the product obtained is eventually high yielding. However, the only disadvantage of it is that the package bees take time to develop their bees' nest into a honey gathering unit.

Alan Stables is an amateur bee keeper. He keeps a close eye on his bee hives to review the production from the bees nest. The climate influences the flowers available, and hence the flavor of the honey. There are even ground bees but Alan does not keep these, preferring his honey bees instead.

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