What does a Beekeeper do?

What is a Beekeeper?

A beekeeper is a person who keeps honey bees in boxes or hives. Bees produce honey, pollen, royal jelly and beeswax.

A beekeeper will also provide services to vegetable and fruit farmers for pollination purposes and raise queen bees to sell to other farmers.

They need to maintain healthy bees, prepare colonies for production, inspect colonies for any sign of disease and replace the queen bee when necessary. Beekeepers also need to follow food safety guidelines when harvesting and processing the honey.