There’s been a great deal of coverage in the media about disappearing honey bees in the past year or so. Experts speculate about what may be causing the mysterious disappearing act – cell phones, viruses, weather (climate change/global warming). It may be years before we know the answers, if we ever do.
As an avid gardener, it’s concerning to think that the bee population is on the decline since our food supply is so dependent on these little buzzing pollinators. I live in a suburban area with not enough property to become a bee keeper and I have enough respect for the honey bees and all types of bees that I would want to learn as much about bee keeping as possible before attempting to raise bees for honey.
Fortunately I work with an organic farmer who has become quite adept at raising honey bees and he’s very generous with the harvest each year. He studied at the University of Minnesota and has been raising bees for honey and to pollinate his crops for several years now. The sweet taste of clover honey cannot be beat by any store bought honey on the shelf. To learn more about raising your own honey bees, start here: BeeKeeping For Beginners