The purpose of this bulletin is to introduce beekeepers, people considering keeping bees and those interested in processing and marketing to the large diversity of products that can be derived from beekeeping for income generation. Each product category, includinng cosmetics, derived from basic bee products such as honey, pollen, wax, propolis, royal jelly, venom, adult and larval honeybees, is presented in this publication, providing history, description, product quality, marketing aspects and a few selected recipes. A detailed bibliography, a list of suppliers of equipment, conversion of weights and Codex Alimentarius Standards for Honey are given in the annexes.
This book shall serve as a reference book for students, teachers, and researchers and for all those interested in bees and beekeeping. This book will be useful to all those who wish to make beekeeping their hobby or as profession, entrepreneurs and even layman. Besides, the information provided in this book will be useful to pollination biologists, students, teachers, scientists of agriculture, animal behaviour, botany, conservation, biology, ecology, entomology, environmental biology, forestry, genetics, plant breeding, horticulture, toxicology, zoology, seed growers and seed agencies. It will be highly useful to motivate the young generation to fascinating world of honeybees and adopt beekeeping as a profession. Book as a guide for their problems & evolving strategies.
Why anyone can turn their love for beekeeping into more than a satisfying hobby (including a business in your backyard) Are you looking for a way to reconnect with nature in this stressful world? Have you been thinking of finding a unique, fascinating hobby, or a new way of income? Do the news of the decline in bees’ populations terrify you? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then beekeeping is just the perfect match for you. The shelves of grocery stores are filled with overly processed, sweet liquid that can’t really be called “honey”. With your own little apiary, you can have direct access to top-quality honey and bee products, all of which have astonishing health benefits. Furthermore, you can help save the planet. Bees have been around for 100 million years, but recently their populations have decreased rapidly: ⚫by 40% in the US since 2006 ⚫by 25% in Europe since 1985 ⚫by 45% in the UK since 2010 The Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that if the trend continues, by 2035 the common honeybee might disappear. Why not aid the issue by taking care of a couple of colonies? Even though it might sound intimidating at first, starting your journey into beekeeping can go smoothly and quickly. This book will provide you with the knowledge you need to launch a sustainable, healthy bee sanctuary...and turn it into a successful business if you want to. Follow the footsteps of start like Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Springsteen, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michelle Obama and become a treasured carer for those precious pollinators, even without any previous experience. Thanks to “Advanced Beekeeping”, you will discover: ⚫The full spectrum of bee products and their unique health benefits ⚫8 simple tips to raising your bees in the most natural way ⚫Answers to 10 most common questions about biodynamic beekeeping, and how to implement it in 6 easy steps ⚫Tools and techniques for providing your bees with the best housing there is ⚫How to provide a healthy, stress-free environment for bees with the help of nature ⚫How to keep your bee colonies happy and safe without interfering with their natural strategies ⚫Secrets of preparing simple and effective medicines and cosmetics using everything your little friends will have to offer ⚫8 proven steps that will help you start earning money from beekeeping And much more. But wait, you may think, I don’t have a sprawling ranch for all the hives. Don’t worry – you don’t need one. You can easily and safely have a couple of beehives in your backyard, on your roof or on your balcony. Beekeeping is not just for those with swathes of land and hundreds of colonies. Whether you want some premium quality bee products for yourself, or you want to turn it into a small business, this book will help you get a jumpstart into beekeeping. With everything from the very basics to creating a goldmine of a business plan, this book is a must-have for you if you too are dreaming of starting your very own apiary. You too can feel the buzz of excitement when you join the ranks of the planet’s heroes. Just click “Add to cart” above and start your beekeeping adventure.
Honey is a supersaturated solution of sugar made by bees. Honeybees collect a liquid secretion from flowers, called nectar, and take this back to their hives. It is an appreciated natural gift to humanity derived entirely from honeybees. Honey is the by-product of nectar collected by bees from the flowers, with some digestive enzymes produced by the honeybees themselves. Honey: A Miraculous Product of Nature summarizes the current status of honey, it’s uses and related aspects. This illustrated volume describes use of honey in traditional medicines, i.e. Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani by acting as a preservative and nourishing agent. Also, other properties like digestibility, palatability, deliciousness, refreshing, thirst quencher, stomachic, anti-obtrusive, expectorant, anti-oxidative, anti-tussive and blood purifier are explained in beautiful manner. The role of honey in improving eyesight, strengthens gums and teeth and it’s use in jaundice, spleen enlargement, sore throat, chest diseases, sexual debility, renal and cystic calculi, intestinal worms, heart diseases and leprosy is very well described. The compiled knowledge from range of bee scientists, Honey: A Miraculous Product of Nature aims to provide broad knowledge on honey to the researchers, apiculturists and students to continue their work on honey and honeybees.
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Category: Social Science
Bees provide a critical link in the maintenance of ecosystems, pollination. They play a major role in maintaining biodiversity, ensuring the survival of many plants, enhancing forest regeneration, providing sustainability and adaptation to climate change and improving the quality and quantity of agricultural production systems. In fact, close to 75 percent of the world’s crops that produce fruits and seeds for human consumption depend, at least in part, on pollinators for sustained production, yield and quality. Beekeeping, also called apiculture, refers to all activities concerned with the practical management of social bee species. These guidelines aim to provide useful information and suggestions for a sustainable management of bees around the world, which can then be applied to project development and implementation.
A clearly written, practical start-up guide to every aspect of establishing and maintaining a hive, written for rural people in developing countries. Beekeeping requires little, if any, financial aid and bee products have a good export market. They also provide nutrition for the hive owner. This book is easy to understand, and the text is well supported with clearly- labelled black-and-white drawings and diagrams. There are also numerous colour and black-and-white photographs.
Whether you want to start a new business, or improve or diversify an existing operation, this unique text collects for the first time essential information on the demand for high-value foods, their production, marketing and quality management. Aiming to raise awareness of opportunities in high-value foods and ingredients in ACP countries, the handbook also highlights routes to access different types of value chains for these products. Clearly laid out, with helpful summaries and ‘tips for success’, this comprehensive publication presents numerous real-life case studies to inspire entrepreneurs to improve their production and profitability.
"FROM SCIENCE FICTION TO SCIENCE FACTS" is the non-fiction companion study guide to the fantastic science-fiction novel, "Accused By Facet-Eyes". It is a unique teaching/learning approach, which pairs literary entertainment with fascinating life science facts. Academic enrichment for nature-loving readers, middle-, high-school and college students. Intended for mainstream, supplementary and home schooling education. Readers will learn why honeybees are endangered worldwide; their pivotal role in pollination and will better appreciate the essential, mutual interdependence with humankind. Eye-opening life science facts point out important interactions of biology, chemistry and physics with contemporary issues in ecology and human-induced environmental hazards from a global, social perspective. "From Science Fiction To Science Facts" is a great time-saver for busy educators. Over 400 easily accessed references support the science facts; an overview of the science topics shows their relevance to the National Science Education Standards categories; the analytical format and discussion questions encourage critical thought and debates; C.B. Don's original, captivating photographs bring foraging honeybees on garden flowers to life!