Beekeeping Info

We love bees because they are very hard working and live in a uniquely organized society dedicated to supply and solidarity. They are willing to sacrifice themselves against any enemy or threat in order to protect the beehive. From this point of view, bees are clearly superior to humans since they have accomplished something that man has failed to in his history so far.

According to Einstein "If bees disappear, man will only have four years of life", as the main role of bees is their decisive contribution to pollination, i.e. in plant reproduction through transfer of pollen and the tying of fruits on agriculture. Without pollination, there will be no plants and consequently animals and humans will vanish. Therefore earth’s kingdom belongs indeed to the bees and has rightfully been named so. In many countries farmers having recognized the valuable contribution of bees on their crops through pollination cooperate closely with beekeepers so the latter put their beehives on their crops during the appropriate periods of year.

The productivity of an apicultural exploitation depends on many factors most important of which are the weather, flora and blossoms, the health and vitality of bees but also the art of each beekeeper.

The impressive life of bees in numbers

• A completely developed beehive contains in summertime; 1 queen, 250 drones, 20.000 bees collectors, 40.000 bees feeding workers, 10.000 larvae that need to be fed and 20.000 larvae that age.

• A medium worker bee produces 1/2 teaspoon of honey during its lifetime.

• Bees do not know how to make honey by nature. It is something the youngest bees learn from the oldest ones.

• Bees must visit around 4 million flowers in order to produce one kilo of honey.

• Bees fly circa 177.000 kilometers in order to bring the nectar they need for the production of one kilo of honey.

• Bees have remained the same for the past 20 million years, while the world altered constantly around them.

• A bee lives during the summertime between 28 to 35 days.

• A good queen gives birth to 175.000 - 200.000 eggs annually.