Resources on beekeeping

| January 18, 2024

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These two videos from Access Agriculture offer a detailed look at creating a modern beehive and exploring opportunities to generate income from honey.

Turning honey into money: Traditionally, honey was sold in the comb, but nowadays most consumers prefer honey that is extracted from the comb. This processed honey is clean and ready to use, and can be stored over a longer period of time. To ensure that honey keeps its quality, you have to respect three basic rules: harvest only honey that is mature; maintain high hygienic standards during harvesting and processing; and ensure that all equipment and packaging containers are clean and dry.

Making a modern beehive: In traditional hives, the bees make their own wax combs that are often attached to each other, so harvesting the honey is difficult. Honey can be extracted only two or three times a year from a traditional beehive. A modern beehive produces double to triple the volume of honey compared to a traditional hive.