Beekeeper at Work

The Six-Sided Veil

The many perspectives of a beekeeper

Beekeeping involves more that putting honeybees into a box.  There are many point of view we use to keep our honey bees healthy and productive

The Entomologist Perspective

Honey bees are insects and as a beekeeper, you need to know a little entomology.  This video provides an overview on the importance of the Entomology Perspective

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The Gardener Perspective

Honey bees need flowering plants, trees, and shrubs for food sources.  A good beekeeper understands how bees obtain these resources and the impact of the bees behavior has on the various flowers...and vice versa.

The Business Executive Perspective

Honey bees and their hive offer many products that are highly valued.  As a beekeeper interested in selling or making some of the products, it is important to know the various aspects of running a small business. Being able to feel confident in doing presentations on honey bees is also necessary for beekeepers since the interest in these creatures is so high.

The Historian Perspective

Honey bees have been an important of the environment for centuries.  As a beekeeper, understanding how the types of hives used has evolved with the reasons honey bees are managed will help you decide which type of hive is best for your situation.

The Livestock Manager Perspective

Honey bees are considered livestock so a beekeeper needs to know the costs, rules, and regulations involved with having one hive or three hundred.

The Research Scientist Perspective

Honey bees are resilient creatures but are not without their own, unique problems. They are susceptible to various mites, virus, and bacterial conditions that often have the same symptoms.  Knowing how to identify those issues and the properly use of IPM is crucial in keeping your bees healthy and productive

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