The nature of beekeeping is a hobby for a rural, urban, or semi-urban setting. It refers to beekeeping in a natural environment that provides optimal conditions for the health of a honeybee colony. The modern conventional beekeeping practice uses artificial rearing, which reduces the vitality and immunity of the honeybees. Honey bee rearing in nature is a gently and bee-friendly approach. It also provides a natural home environment for bees keeping them out of walls and buildings.
Benefits Of Natural Beekeeping
These are the various benefits of breeding beehives in a natural setting:
Power Of Pollination From Nature
It is a well-known fact that bees are responsible for the pollination of food. Without pollination, much of natural food would disappear, such as plums, broccoli, mangoes, and brans. These mainly depend on the pollination from bees. Backyard beekeeping assures that food crops receive pollination and produces a large yield of fruits.
Honey Production In Nature
The main reason for beekeeping is to harvest delicious natural honey. Bees do an excellent job by collecting fragile, perishable nectar from flowers, concentrating it, and maturing into a sweet saturated solution. Honey has no expiry date too. Various kinds of honey from the honeybee hive – manufactured by the bees from various types of flowers. As a result, a colony of beehives can provide clover honey, rosemary honey, lavender honey, and blackberry honey.
Beewax is a critical product that serves many purposes. It is an essential ingredient that is in use for making balms, salves, and cosmetic products. It is a stabilizing agent that soothes the skin and provides a moisture barrier. It also improves the elasticity of the skin. Beeswax is also used to make candles. The beeswax candles burn much clearly without producing grimy soot of petroleum based-candles.
Propolis is also known as “bee glue.” It is a sticky orange brownish substance that is made of bees made from resin and tree sap. In a natural bee colony, it is relatively easy to obtain Propolis. Propolis has anti-bacterial properties and anti-fungal properties as well. One cannot get Propolis from a hive as it can stick to clothes and beekeeping gloves. Therefore, scraping it with a sharp knife and hive tool. Due to anti-bacterial properties, Propolis is a natural remedy for sore throat and cough. In addition to this, other uses include toothache relief, gingivitis, wart treatment, and healing cracked and dry skin.
It’s Not Only the Benefits But Saving Bee Life
A natural bee –center hiving allows the bees to construct natural comb, determine their population mix, cell size, and colony size. It also enables them to rear their drones. Instead of suppressing the swarm of bees, natural beekeeping allows the bee to express itself naturally by celebrating their life. The bees who are confined in an artificial breeding zone have a little zest for life. They do not have the zest to protect their food or home. Whereas on the other hand, natural bees in their natural setting are vigorous, have an energetic punch, and are aggressive.