Special Management Practices of Beekeeping, and Honey Forages

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Introducing queen cells, uniting two colonies by mixing larvae, transportation of colonies at night are special management practices at beekeeping. A honeycomb has several queen cells. One queen cell is selected, and the other queen cells are destroyed. If bees of two colonies are mixed, they fight each other. Therefore larvae are mixed at uniting two colonies. Due to bees always go outside, and try to escape in the daytime, colonies are transported at night. Otherwise, they will be fed up and die. Pests and diseases of bees should be avoided. Wasps, Ants, spiders, varroa bee mite, wax moth, and gecko are some pests. If the honeycomb is attacked by wood ants, bees give up their small ones and escape. If the colony is strong, it can expel some pests. When the population of bees is high, the wasp is surrounded by bees, and it was destroyed by increasing temperature.

To get a good quantity of honey

Putting old combs with larvae into the apiary, control swarming, extracting honey at the correct time can be done to get a good quantity of honey. The moisture level should be lower than 22% at extracting honey. Then fermentation of honey happens.

Some honey forages

These forages are nectar and pollen sources. Rubber, Eucalyptus robusta, coconut, sesame, Albizzia, Calliandra are some of the honey forages. Rubber has nectar glands. The flower of Eucalyptus robusta stores a large amount of nectar. Blooming happens from August to September. Coconut is a good pollen source.