Posted 4th April 2016
Bee's Bee's Bee's
We are beekeepers again! after a year of having our bees cared for
we have just got them back to the land we have two members that are
learning all about how to care for the bee's. It is so interesting
to learn about these amazing creatures.
I got a few pics of the ladies in there new bee suits.
Humans have kept honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, for millennia. Beekeepers collect honey, beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly from hives; bees are
also kept to pollinate crops and to produce bees for sale to
Depictions of humans collecting honey from wild bees date to
15,000 years ago; efforts to domesticate them are shown in
Egyptian art around 4,500 years ago. Simple hives and smoke
were used; jars of honey were found in the tombs of pharaohs
such as Tutankhamun. (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee)
Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants,
and are the major type of pollinator in many ecosystems that contain flowering plants. It is
estimated that one third of the human food supply depends on
pollination by insects, birds and bats, most of
which is accomplished by bees, especially the domesticated
European honey bee.
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