Nov172017

Honeybees and Beekeeping

All credit is given to the University of Georgia Extension Service for the information contained in this article.Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) are one of the most well-known, popular and economically beneficial insects. For thousands of years, man has plundered honey bee colonies to get honey, bee larvae and beeswax. In recent decades, bee plundering has given way to bee management. Now, honey bees are commonly kept in artificial hives throughout the United States, and a large and... Continue Reading

Nov172017

The Value of Honeybees

All credit is given to the University of Georgia Extension Service for the information contained in this article.Honey bees are one of the most beneficial of all insects. Honey is humanity's oldest sweet, and beeswax was the first plastic. Today, honey bees provide these and other valuable hive products. In addition, thousands of beekeepers in the United States keep bees for fun and profit.Honey bees are important pollinators of almonds, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes,... Continue Reading

Nov172017

African Honeybees

All credit is given to the University of Georgia Extension Service for the information contained in this article.Honey bees are among the most well-known and economically important insects. They produce honey and beeswax, and pollinate many crops. In Georgia, a large segment of the beekeeping industry produces queens and package bees for sale to other beekeepers. Although many people make a living from bees, most beekeepers are hobbyists with only a few hives.Honey Bees in the New WorldHoney... Continue Reading