Royal jelly

So, what is royal jelly? Royal jelly, sometimes referred to as the bee milk is a product of the bee and not the flower. It is secreted by the hypopharyngial glands of young worker bees and fed to the queen and young larvae three days and below. Under normal circumstances in the hive, this product

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Beeswax

This is animal source wax that is produced by bees and used to build combs in the hives. Young worker bees in the hive have a set of eight wax glands on each side of the abdomen. These secrete wax that they use in building combs. After honey harvest from combs or from the capping

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Bee pollen

Pollen grains are small, male reproduction units (gametophytes) formed in the anthers of the higher flowering plants. One of the target foraging goods for field bee is the pollen. Bees use pollen as a protein source in their diets and for feeding raising young brood. Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred onto

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Honey quality assurance

Quality is a pertinent aspect for market access for commodities. Food commodities especially, have strict quality requirement for them to access markets given their potential to impact on human health. Honey is a rare high value product that command premium prices in most market and should therefore be assessed against strict quality requirement. Most honey

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Bee propolis

Hello everyone, this is a follow-up post on part one of this topic that I provided in an earlier post. Today we are going to briefly look at Propolis and royal jelly as part of primary bee products. In an earlier post, we looked at Honey, pollen, and beeswax. In laying the foundation for further

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What do bees give us? – Honey

Hey there, today I am going to introduce primary products you will obtain from your beekeeping venture. In this post I will be focusing on honey which is the main product of beekeeping in quantitative terms and in economic value. Products obtained from a hive may fall into two broad categories; those products that bees

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Why is beekeeping important? – the sweet stinging facts

Hey everyone, today, I’m going to focus on the importance of beekeeping as an engagement worth venturing into. In the world over, the beekeeping sector is a multi million dollar industry with investment and development levels so advanced, it staggers one’s imagination. It is very important for the continued growth of the sector that we

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Introduction to the science and art of beekeeping

Hello everyone, welcome to this introductory post on the science and art of beekeeping. In order to keep and manage bees for profits, we need to have salient understanding of the bee colony organization and behavioral aspects associated with them. Beekeeping beginners for some reason should fundamentally have this knowledge This is basically because each

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About David

Hello everyone, welcome to my bees for health and wealth website. Bees have been my passion for the last 10 years having worked as a lecturer in a national beekeeping institute in Kenya and handling bee matters at the policy level at the ministry headquarters My specialization is the African bee Apis mellifera which happens

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