Thursday, January 9, 2014

Apicultura 101: A How to Guide for Backyard Beekeeping

First of all, put away the misguided notion that bees are aggressive creatures, with the sole intent of stinging anything and anyone in their path. They are social creatures, and will sting only if they perceive a threat. But, if cared for responsibly, they can be a wonderful addition to an urban backyard garden. Knowing how bees behave and how to keep them happy is at the core of apicultura, or in English, beekeeping. With knowledge and attention, a fledgling beekeeper can expect to produce 50-200 pounds of fresh honey by the end of the first season...MORE