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It is about 11 o’clock in the morning when I go to my hives. This is a calmer time of day since most of the bees are out foraging, which means there are less bees to deal with and those are all occupied guarding their hive and feeding the young...
Monday through Thursday, you can find Jeff Bryer dishing psychology advice, but on weekends you’ll most likely find him surrounded by thousands of bees. Jeff has been a “hobby” beekeeper for 12 years and has over 30 beehives in five locations throughout Chester County.
Beekeepers, also known as apiarists, manage and maintain colonies of honey bees that produce honey and provide pollination services. Income for a beekeeper can vary widely based on experience, education, and type of employment (i.e., hobbyist or commercial production).
The queen bee is the heart and soul of the honey bee colony. She is the reason for nearly everything the rest of the colony does. The queen is the only bee without which the rest of the colony cannot survive. A good quality queen means a strong and productive hive.
Over hundreds of years, people have developed many types of manmade hives that provide shelter and living space for bees while making it easier to harvest honey.
Like any hobby, some consideration in what will be required is a must. How much time is involved? Am I able to keep bees? How much will it cost? How do I go about getting started?
Bees can be kept almost anywhere; they do not have to be in a "perfect" spot. Choosing the best possible location, however, increases the chances for a strong, productive colony.
A beekeeper manages colonies of bees in order to harvest their honey. His job includes caring for the bees and maintaining and monitoring their hives to promote optimal honey production.