What is beekeeping?

  • (noun): The cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey.
    Synonyms: apiculture


Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, bee) is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect honey and other products of the hive (including beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary or "bee yard".

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Some articles on beekeeping:

Langstroth Cottage - Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth - Beekeeping
... Lorenzo Langstroth, known as the “Father of Beekeeping,” had a unique way of capturing the essence of his bees through writing letters these letters revealed his devoted ... A Beekeeper’s Manual, became a fundamental teaching mechanism for students of beekeeping ... His book is considered a basic text on the skill of beekeeping because it is more of a “how to” explanation of beekeeping ...
Charles Butler (beekeeper) - Beekeeping - The Feminine Monarchie
... full-length English-language book about beekeeping ... The book gives an excellent account of skep beekeeping, including methods of predicting - from tone pitch of the buzzing bees - when swarming will occur ...
Colony Collapse Disorder - Possible Causes - Bee Rentals and Migratory Beekeeping
... Further information Beekeeping Since U.S ... moving his hives to different areas of the country for the winter of 1908, migratory beekeeping has become widespread in America ...
Apis Dorsata - Rafter Beekeeping
... This method of “rafter beekeeping” was first reported in 1902 by Fougères Between 1945 and 1975 the forests were devastated first by wars, and then by forest clearing ... As a consequence rafter beekeeping dramatically decreased in the area ...