Actually the honey bee population is reducing recently, which made these highly important insects in the media spotlight.
It was said that beehives are vanishing at an alarmingly quick rate, which has its food produce and implications. The primary driver for the revealed decrease are considered to be climate change, mites and pesticides.
There are a greater number of bees than some other honey bee types and pollinated insects on the planet, so they are the most vital pollinator of food crops. It has been evaluated that 33% of the food that we eat every day depends on the pollination by honey bees.
Various products of the soil require fertilization, for example, cranberries, peaches, sunflowers for oil, squash, celery, broccoli, asparagus, soybeans, avocados, kiwis, cherries, melons, citrus fruits and cucumbers and in case of crops such as almonds and blueberries, the bee assumes a fundamental job in pollination of commercial crops, with about 80% of the US crop dependence on bees.
Furthermore, bees pollinate clover and alfalfa, which are used as cattle food, so the decrease in the honey bee populace has its implications for the meat and dairy industry too and for all the manufactured food items produced using these ingredients.
Besides, honeybees are of very essential value for the pollination of other profitable corps, such as cotton and flax. Honeybees additionally produce non-food products that are used in our everyday lives, for example, beeswax, added to numerous beauty and cleaning products.
Luckily, an ever increasing number of individuals are recognizing how serious this problem is, and are happy to add to help with the problem. A large number of them chose to keep their very own beehives, which builds up the honeybee populaces, but this also gains them organic honey, for consumption.
One man chose to share his own home invention of a hand crafted beehive or bee colony that helped other people to spare the honey bees in a very simple way, and his post quickly went viral, millions of people were talking online about it, so here are all the instructions and materials you need in order to make one of these beehives at home:
- You will need a pre-made base beehive pack, pressed wood, and jars for the main colony, just as one piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (slice two pieces to 22″ each for the sides), one piece of 2″ x 12″ x 6′ wood (slice two pieces to 18″ each for the front and back), one piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (slice two pieces to 22″ each for the top edge’s left and right sides),one piece of 1″ x 1″ x 6′ wood (slice two pieces to 18″ each for the top edge’s front and rears), one piece of thick compressed wood cut to 16″ x 20″, one box of 1″ wood screws, 12 big mouth quart-sized jars for the honeycomb, and a jar of dark wood stain.
- You might also stain the pressed wood at your will, as it will be serving as a frame for the beehive kit.
- Make 12 holes into the piece of pressed wood to screw the mason jars (16″ x 20″)
- In order to make the top frame, you’ll need to screw the 4 pieces of 18″ x 22″ pressed wood, together.
- Then you can add shims or washers inside them, in order to support the honey weight.
- In order for the jars to fit perfectly in the holes, crew the lids of the jars on, it will have 1/16″ gap between the beehive hole and the jar.
- Make sure to also put empty combs and starter strips, and then put the bees inside.
- They will be attracted to the comb right away, and they’ll start working in a minute!
- Once the jar is filled with honey, then you can twist the lids on, therefore the bees will keep up with their work, while you are harvesting the honey.
- Make sure the jars are in the shade, since they can heat up easily, and they have no ventilation.
After a short while you will have an organic, pure honey supply that is constant, and you’ll also be saving the bee population that is decreasing rapidly.